Can conjunctivitis (pink eye) be transmitted during birth?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Michael A Silverman, MD, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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During birth, risk of transmission of Gonococcus, Streptococcus, or Chlamydia to the fetus exists. Obtain maternal cervical culture results, if indicated and/or available.


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