Tip 219: neonatal chlamydia

Pregnant women infected with chlamydia are at increased risk of premature labour, premature rupture of membranes, low birthweight infants and still births.

50-70% of infants born to women with genital chlamydia infection will acquire chlamydia infection if no prophylaxis is given before or immediately after birth.

Reference: Pellowe, C., Pratt, R. J. (2006). Neonatal conjunctivitis and pneumonia due to chlamydia infection. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2(1), 16-17.

Previously published: 05/02/15

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