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Acute Purulent Neonatal Conjunctivitis

Clinical definition:

Inflammation of the conjunctivae commonly caused by N. gonorrhoeae.

 

Neonate
Preferred antibiotic choice
Drug Formulation Dosage Duration
Ceftriaxone (IM) Powder for injection: 250 mg; 1 g (as sodium salt) in vial 50 mg/kg STAT as a single dose Single dose

 

Notes:

  • Irrigate frequently with saline and treat with topical therapy as needed.