Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum

Gilbert B. Forbes, David M Bishai, Miranda Bishai, Robert C. Brunham, Leslie Slaney, Allan R. Ronald, Francis A. Plummer, Marie Laga, Peter Piot, J. O. Ndinya-Achola, Herbert Nsanze, Lourdes J. D'costa, Warren Naamara, Dennis Kunimoto, Hugh C. Dillon

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To the Editor: The article by Laga et al. and the editorial by Dillon on gonococcal ophthalmia (Nov. 27 issue)1 , 2 document the high incidence of this infection when prophylaxis is not used — on this occasion, in Nairobi, Kenya, because of the occurrence of chemical conjunctivitis. Credé's seminal description of the striking benefit of silver nitrate prophylaxis was published 106 years ago; the incidence of ophthalmia fell, from 7.6 to 13.6 percent of newborns to zero in his Leipzig clinic, with the routine use of 2 percent silver nitrate. He stated that “It is not unusual for the instillation to….

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1548-1550
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume316
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 11 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Ophthalmia Neonatorum
Silver Nitrate
Endophthalmitis
Conjunctivitis
Kenya
Incidence
Infection

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Forbes, G. B., Bishai, D. M., Bishai, M., Brunham, R. C., Slaney, L., Ronald, A. R., ... Dillon, H. C. (1987). Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum. New England Journal of Medicine, 316(24), 1548-1550. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198706113162415

Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum. / Forbes, Gilbert B.; Bishai, David M; Bishai, Miranda; Brunham, Robert C.; Slaney, Leslie; Ronald, Allan R.; Plummer, Francis A.; Laga, Marie; Piot, Peter; Ndinya-Achola, J. O.; Nsanze, Herbert; D'costa, Lourdes J.; Naamara, Warren; Kunimoto, Dennis; Dillon, Hugh C.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 316, No. 24, 11.06.1987, p. 1548-1550.

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Forbes, GB, Bishai, DM, Bishai, M, Brunham, RC, Slaney, L, Ronald, AR, Plummer, FA, Laga, M, Piot, P, Ndinya-Achola, JO, Nsanze, H, D'costa, LJ, Naamara, W, Kunimoto, D & Dillon, HC 1987, 'Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 316, no. 24, pp. 1548-1550. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198706113162415
Forbes GB, Bishai DM, Bishai M, Brunham RC, Slaney L, Ronald AR et al. Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum. New England Journal of Medicine. 1987 Jun 11;316(24):1548-1550. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198706113162415
Forbes, Gilbert B. ; Bishai, David M ; Bishai, Miranda ; Brunham, Robert C. ; Slaney, Leslie ; Ronald, Allan R. ; Plummer, Francis A. ; Laga, Marie ; Piot, Peter ; Ndinya-Achola, J. O. ; Nsanze, Herbert ; D'costa, Lourdes J. ; Naamara, Warren ; Kunimoto, Dennis ; Dillon, Hugh C. / Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1987 ; Vol. 316, No. 24. pp. 1548-1550.
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