Klebsiella pneumonia: An unusual cause of ophthalmia neonatorum in a healthy newborn

Jaya B. Kumar, Evan Silverstein, David K. Wallace

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Abstract

Ophthalmia neonatorum is one of the most common infections during the neonatal period. Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoea must be ruled out, given their high virulence and systemic complications. We describe a case of ophthalmia neonatroum from Klebsiella pneumonia. Gram-negative organisms have been reported in hospital-acquired conjunctivitis (HAC), but we are unaware of any published reports of K. pneumonia conjunctivitis in an otherwise healthy full-term infant born in the United States who has received prophylaxis. It is important to promptly identify and treat Klebsiella conjunctivitis because it can lead to severe complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)564-566
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology

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