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(2004; 88 pages)
Neonatal chlamydial conjunctivitis
All cases of conjunctivitis in the newborn should be treated for both N. gonorrhoeae and C. trachomatis, because of the possibility of mixed infection.
• erythromycin syrup, 50 mg/kg per day orally, in 4 divided doses for 14 days
• trimethoprim 40mg with sulfamethoxazole 200mg orally, twice daily for 14 days.
There is no evidence that additional therapy with a topical agent provides further benefit. If inclusion conjunctivitis recurs after therapy has been completed, erythromycin treatment should be reinstituted for 2 weeks.