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Purulent neonatal conjunctivitis: it is not always gonococcal

Authors:

Porter Almaraz MTa, Criado Camargo Sb, Saiz Alía Jc, del Rosal Rabes Td

aMIR Pediatría. Hospital Infantil Universitario La Paz. Madrid, España.
bMIR Pediatría. Hospital Infantil Universitario La Paz. Madrid, España.
cMIR Pediatría. Hospital Infantil Universitario La Paz. Madrid, España.
dServicio de Infectología Pediátrica. Hospital Infantil Universitario La Paz. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: MT Porter . Email: teporal24@hotmail.com

Reference of this article.:

Porter Almaraz MT, Criado Camargo S, Saiz Alía J, del Rosal Rabes T. Conjuntivitis neonatal purulenta: no siempre es gonococo. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2021;23:e147-e150.

Published in Internet: 17/12/2021

Abstract:

We present the case of a 5-day-old newborn, with no relevant perinatal history attended at the Emergency Department due to right-sided conjunctivitis with abundant purulent discharge. He does not show any other systemic infection. Ocular prophylaxis with chlortetracycline eye ointment had been administered after delivery. Gonococcal infection is initially suspected due to the seriousness of the symptoms, and systemic antibiotic therapy is started. Finally, Escherichia coli was isolated in the conjunctival culture.

Keywords: E. coli. Purulent conjunctivitis. Neonatal conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis.


 


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