How is chlamydial pneumonia or chlamydial conjunctivitis transmitted to infants?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Pregnant women with a chlamydial infection can pass the infection on to their infants during delivery, and this may develop into chlamydial pneumonia or chlamydial conjunctivitis. Untreated neonatal conjunctivitis can result in blindness.


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