Disease Information for Ophthalmia neonatorum

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Acute Vision Loss
Bloodshot eyes/Conjunctival injection
Eye symptoms/signs
Red Eyes Bilateral
Scleral Injection
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Neonate-newborn
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Microlab/Maternal Vaginal Culture Positive
Microlab/NAATS/PCR GC Positive
Microlab/PCR Neisseria Gonorrhea Abnormal
Microlab/DNA probe techniques/Abnormal
Microlab/Neisseria gonorrhea/gonococcus isolate
Microlab/PCR identification
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Blindness
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Bacteria (category)
AGENT/Severe Neonatal Infections
Class
CLASS/Eye involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Eyes/accessory (category)
Process
PROCESS/Infected organ/abscess (category)
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Definition

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.

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