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Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum, Preventive Medications, 2019

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Recommendations: Preventive Medications Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum

  • Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum: Preventive Medications -- Newborns
    Grade: A
    Specific Recommendations:

    The USPSTF recommends prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns to prevent gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum.

    Frequency of Service:

    Prophylaxis should be provided within 24 hours after birth. The USPSTF recommends screening for gonorrhea in all sexually active women 24 years and younger and in older women at increased risk for infection, as well as pregnant women.13 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides clinical guidance for ocular prophylaxis and treatment of gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum.10

    Risk Factor Information:

    No Risk Factor Information currently available.

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