Presents between 4 and 12 weeks of age
Staccato type in >50% of infants
Sometimes, pertussis-like coughing spells
Erythromycin, 50 mg/kg/24 h divided q.i.d. for 14 days (therapy is effective in 80–90% of cases). Additional topical therapy is unnecessary. An association between oral erythromyci...
In general, good
Infection with C. trachomatis has been associated with long-term respiratory sequelae, such as an increased incidence of reactive airway disease and abnormal pulm...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually transmitted disease guidelines 2002. MMWR Recomm Rep. 2002;51(RR-6):1–78. [View Abstract on OvidInsights]
Geisler WM. Manag...
079.98 Unspecified chlamydial infection
770.0 Congenital pneumonia
076.1 Trachoma, active stage
099.53 Other venereal diseases due to chlamydia trachomatis, lower genitourinary sites
Q: If the mother has an untreated genital infection, should we treat the asymptomatic newborn?
A: Yes. The child should receive oral erythromycin for 14 days.
Q: Do we need to pursue the diagnosis o...
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