How are chlamydial and gonococcal infections diagnosed in newborns with bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye)?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: Karen K Yeung, OD, FAAO; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Bacterial culture is the recommended method of diagnosing chlamydial and gonococcal infections in newborns. RNA probe technology and immunoassays developed for the obstetrical industry are also potentially useful.


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