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What is Neonatal ophthalmitis?

What is Neonatal ophthalmitis?

  • Neonatal ophthalmitis: Eye discharge in newborns.
  • Neonatal ophthalmitis: Acute conjunctival inflammation in the newborn, usually caused by maternal gonococcal infection. The causative agent is NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE. The baby's eyes are contaminated during passage through the birth canal.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Neonatal ophthalmitis: ophthalmia in newborns; contracted while passing through the birth canal; usually prevented with silver nitrate drops.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Neonatal ophthalmitis: Introduction

Types of Neonatal ophthalmitis:

Broader types of Neonatal ophthalmitis:

Who gets Neonatal ophthalmitis?

Patient Profile for Neonatal ophthalmitis: Newborns only by definition

How serious is Neonatal ophthalmitis?

Complications of Neonatal ophthalmitis: see complications of Neonatal ophthalmitis

What causes Neonatal ophthalmitis?

Causes of Neonatal ophthalmitis: see causes of Neonatal ophthalmitis

What are the symptoms of Neonatal ophthalmitis?

Symptoms of Neonatal ophthalmitis: see symptoms of Neonatal ophthalmitis

Complications of Neonatal ophthalmitis: see complications of Neonatal ophthalmitis

Neonatal ophthalmitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Neonatal ophthalmitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Neonatal ophthalmitis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Neonatal ophthalmitis: Ophthalmologist, Neonatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Neonatal ophthalmitis.
Treatments for Neonatal ophthalmitis: see treatments for Neonatal ophthalmitis
Research for Neonatal ophthalmitis: see research for Neonatal ophthalmitis

Organs Affected by Neonatal ophthalmitis:

Organs and body systems related to Neonatal ophthalmitis include:

Name and Aliases of Neonatal ophthalmitis

Main name of condition: Neonatal ophthalmitis

Other names or spellings for Neonatal ophthalmitis:

ophthalmia neonatorum

Neonatal ophthalmitis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Neonatal ophthalmitis:


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