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Current usefulness of Crede's method of preventing neonatal ophthalmia


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Silva, L. R., Gurgel, R. Q., Ribeiro, D., Lima, R. and Cuevas, Luis ORCID: (2008) 'Current usefulness of Crede's method of preventing neonatal ophthalmia'. Annals of Tropical Paediatrics, Vol 28, Issue 1, pp. 45-48.

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The conjunctiva's bacterial profile at birth and 1 week after Crede's gonoccocal ophthalmic prophylaxis was evaluated over a 3-month period using culture and direct immunofluorescence. Thirty-four neonates received 10% silver vitellinate and 42 sterile saline. Chlamydia trachomatis was recovered in 7/34 and 9/42 neonates receiving silver vitellinate and saline at birth and in 8/34 and 12/42 after 1 week, respectively. Neisseria gonorrhoeae was not identified. Crede's may not be the ideal prophylactic method in areas with a low prevalence of N. gonorrhoeae.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: prophylaxis
Subjects: QV Pharmacology > QV 38 Drug action.
WC Communicable Diseases > Sexually Transmitted Diseases > WC 140 Sexually transmitted diseases
WC Communicable Diseases > Sexually Transmitted Diseases > WC 150 Gonorrhea
WC Communicable Diseases > Infection. Bacterial Infections > Bacterial Infections > WC 200 Bacterial infections (General or not elsewhere classified)
WS Pediatrics > By Age Groups > WS 420 Newborn infants. Neonatology
WW Ophthalmology > Diseases. Color Perception > WW 160 Eye infections. Hypersensitivity diseases (General or not elsewhere classified)
WW Ophthalmology > WW 20 Research (General)
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Child & Reproductive Health Group
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Depositing User: Pauline Anderson
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2010 10:00
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:00


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