oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Ophthalmia neonatorum due to Penicillinase producing neisseria gonorrhoeae

Volume 29, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



In two cases of ophthalmia neonatorum penicillinase- producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae was found to be the aetiologieal agent. Both infants were born at the Harare Maternity Hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe. The condition failed to respond to local and systemic penicillin, but both infants responded to chloramphenicol eye ointment and oral erythromycin.

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