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Gonococcal Conjunctivitis
Tuesday, 14 April 2009 22:45

 

What is Gonococcal Conjunctivitis? What is the treatment for Gonococcal Conjunctivitis?

 

Gonococcal conjunctivitis is a rare and serious sexually transmitted infection of the conjunctiva. The organism that causes this condition is neisseria gonorrhoeae. This is a sexually transmitted disease. One will experience ocular pain, irritation, discharge, red eyes, burning and sensitivity to light. The hallmark sign is acute onset of severe discharge. If a doctor is suspecting this condition, typically an eye culture will be order to verify the organism. This condition requires immediate treatment with topical and oral or IV antibiotics.

 

Treatment

Antibiotics topical, oral, IV

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 January 2013 22:40
 

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