More research needed for treatment of neonatal chlamydial conjunctivitis

Treatment with erythromycin at 50 mg/kg per day for 14 days demonstrated better cure rates compared with azithromycin in neonates with chlamydial conjunctivitis, but more data are needed to compare these treatments, according to findings published in the Journal of the Pediatric Diseases Society.
“Newborn ocular prophylaxis has been found to be ineffective in protecting against chlamydial conjunctivitis. Several high-income countries have replaced it with routine prenatal screening and treatment of mothers with a sexually transmitted infection,” Holger Schünemann, MD, PhD,

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