Characteristics of neonatal gonorrheal conjunctivitis

Neonatal gonorrheal conjunctivitis is most often contracted by the mother’s gonorrheal vaginitis secretions at birth, or other contaminated objects such as gauze and cotton infected with gonococcus, and for those with an incubation period of 2 to 5 days, it is most often an infection of the birth canal, and for those with onset 7 days after birth, it is most often a postpartum infection.
The main symptoms include high swelling of the eyelids, photophobia, lacrimation, and a large amount of discharge from the conjunctival sac, with a high degree of conjunctival congestion, which often seriously affects vision because the lesion occurs in the central cornea. It is often accompanied by enlargement and pressure pain in the lymph nodes in front of the ear.

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