What should be noted in the history of newborns with suspected chlamydial infection (chlamydia)?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The following may be noted in newborns with chlamydial infection:

  • Symptoms of pneumonia (if present), beginning at 1-3 months

  • Symptoms of conjunctivitis (if present), developing at 1-2 weeks

  • In pneumonia, cough and fever (though the classic description is afebrile)

  • In conjunctivitis, eye discharge, eye swelling, or both


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