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Maternal genital chlamydial infection as a cause of neonatal conjunctivitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  593978     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infections of the cervix with Chlamydia trachomatis are common, at least in those groups of sexually active women of child-bearing age who are seen in STD (sexually-transmitted diseases) clinics. Persistent untreated infection presents a hazard to the women themselves during pregnancy and to their infants who may develop chlamydial conjunctivitis. The clinical and laboratory findings in 1009 women and in 103 infants with conjunctivitis are presented. Practical problems of diagnosis and control of neonatal chlaymdial conjunctivitis are described. A possible association between prematurity and chlamydial infection is discussed.
D Hobson; E Rees
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0032-5473     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  1977 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-02-18     Completed Date:  1978-02-18     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234135     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  595-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chlamydia Infections / complications*,  transmission
Conjunctivitis, Inclusion / etiology*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / etiology*
Infant, Premature, Diseases / etiology
Uterine Cervical Diseases* / complications

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