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ophthalmia neonatorum


Definition: a conjunctival inflammation occurring within the first 10 days of life; causative agents include Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Chlamydia trachomatis.

Synonym(s): blennorrhea neonatorum, infantile purulent conjunctivitis, neonatal conjunctivitis

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