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USPSTF recommends ocular prophylaxis of newborns to prevent gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum
eMediNexus,  13 September 2018
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#Infectious Diseases #Ophthalmology #Pediatrics

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The USPSTF recommends prophylactic ocular topical medication (with 0.5% erythromycin ophthalmic ointment) for all newborns to prevent gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum (Grade A recommendation) in a draft recommendation statement on ocular prophylaxis for gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum published on its website. The draft is open to public comment till October 9, 2018.

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