When is gonorrhea prophylaxis indicated for neonates?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Brian Wong, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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All infants born to mothers with untreated gonococcal infection should be treated prophylactically with a single dose of ceftriaxone (25-50 mg/kg IV/IM, not to exceed 125 mg). All neonates should undergo prophylaxis for ophthalmia neonatorum with silver nitrate (1%) aqueous solution in both eyes once or erythromycin (0.5%) ophthalmic ointment in both eyes once.


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