Conjunctivitis neonatalis efter ophør med obligatorisk Credé-profylakse

O V Gadeberg, A C Bollerup, H J Kolmos, S O Larsen, I Lind

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Resumé

The prescript requiring application of silver nitrate eye drops (0.66% AgNO3) to the conjunctivae of the newborn within two hours after delivery was revoked in March 1985. The present study comprises a prospective investigation of the occurrence of microorganisms in specimens of eye secretion from neonates received during the period February-April 1986, and a review of findings of Neisseria species and B. catarrhalis in 3,485 specimens of ocular secretions and of C. trachomatis in 1,240 conjunctival scrapes received at the Neisseria Department 1986-1988. The numbers of cases of conjunctivitis neonatalis caused by the following microorganisms were: N. gonorrhoeae 8, N. cinerea 6, other Neisseria species 8, B. catarrhalis 49 and C. trachomatis 92. During the period 1984-1988, the total number of neonates with gonococcal conjunctivitis neonatalis was 18. The gonococcal infection was diagnosed within the first week of life in 50% of the cases but could occur as late as in the fourth week of life. Similarly, infection with B. catarrhalis was most common in neonates less than one week old (49%), whereas chlamydial infection was most common in the second week of life (39%). It is concluded that the eyes of neonates should be carefully observed for at least four weeks and that microbiological examinations for gonococci and chlamydia are indicated if signs of infection appear.

OriginalsprogDansk
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Vol/bind153
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)284-8
Antal sider5
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - 21. jan. 1991

Fingeraftryk

Conjunctivitis
Silver Nitrate
Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Ophthalmic Solutions
Conjunctiva

Emneord

  • Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
  • Conjunctivitis, Inclusion
  • Denmark
  • Gonorrhea
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Ophthalmic Solutions
  • Prospective Studies
  • Silver Nitrate

Citer dette

Gadeberg, O. V., Bollerup, A. C., Kolmos, H. J., Larsen, S. O., & Lind, I. (1991). Conjunctivitis neonatalis efter ophør med obligatorisk Credé-profylakse. Ugeskrift for Laeger, 153(4), 284-8.
Gadeberg, O V ; Bollerup, A C ; Kolmos, H J ; Larsen, S O ; Lind, I. / Conjunctivitis neonatalis efter ophør med obligatorisk Credé-profylakse. I: Ugeskrift for Laeger. 1991 ; Bind 153, Nr. 4. s. 284-8.
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Conjunctivitis neonatalis efter ophør med obligatorisk Credé-profylakse. / Gadeberg, O V; Bollerup, A C; Kolmos, H J; Larsen, S O; Lind, I.

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Gadeberg OV, Bollerup AC, Kolmos HJ, Larsen SO, Lind I. Conjunctivitis neonatalis efter ophør med obligatorisk Credé-profylakse. Ugeskrift for Laeger. 1991 jan 21;153(4):284-8.