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Can anyone tell me the diagnosis of conjunctivitis in neonate?Is it possible to say whether it is chlamydia or gonocooci only by gram stain??

i was wondering why should we install silver nitrate solution as a prevention of gonococcal conjunctivitis when the procedure itseld can cause chemical conjunctivitis???

Step 2 active members are only Physicians??No pediatricians around??wink




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Noone to explain this for me??Can anyone try ..Pls?


  #3

from my understanding,see he time of onset-<24 hrs-chemical
2-5 days-gonococcal
5-14 days-chlamydal-give oral erythro to cover pneumona too.



  #4

Not all preventive medicine can PREVENT but at least can try to decreased the incidence - this is why we should give silver nitrate to nn.
Gram stain is a good first screening test ; G- rods in PMN---Neisseria. For chlamydia we need DNA probe.


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sprint123 wrote:
Can anyone tell me the diagnosis of conjunctivitis in neonate?Is it possible to say whether it is chlamydia or gonocooci only by gram stain??

i was wondering why should we install silver nitrate solution as a prevention of gonococcal conjunctivitis when the procedure itseld can cause chemical conjunctivitis???

Step 2 active members are only Physicians??No pediatricians around??wink


I didn't know pediatricians are nor physicians!...grin





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