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Description:A highly contagious infection, gonococcal ophthalmia is due the pathogenic bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
This case involved an adult patient with a systemically disseminated gonococcal infection, but neonates are in danger of acquiring this ophthalmic infection at the time of their delivery when the mother is infected with N. gonorrhoeae bacteria.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Renelle Woodall
Creation Date:1969
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Links:CDC - Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention: Gonorrhea
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