Tip 220: chlamydia conjunctivitis

Chylamydia conjunctivitis develops 5 – 14 days after delivery, usually in one eye but affecting the other after another 2 – 7 days. Oedema and erythema of the eyelids is common, along with an eye discharge that may be watery initially, but becoming purulent later.

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

Previously published: 09/02/15

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