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Neonatal methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus conjunctivitis
  1. D N Sahu,
  2. S Thomson,
  3. A Salam,
  4. G Morton,
  5. P Hodgkins
  1. Southampton Eye Unit, Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK
  1. Correspondence to: MrDebendra N Sahu Southampton Eye Unit, Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK; dnsahu{at}hotmail.com

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Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an infrequent cause of external ocular infections. Patients typically have underlying ocular risk factors or are medically debilitated.1 We describe a case of neonatal conjunctivitis due to MRSA and discuss its implications.

Case report

A 7 day old neonate was referred to the ophthalmology team with a day’s history of purulent right conjunctivitis. The baby had been born at term by normal vaginal delivery; however the amniotic membrane had ruptured 48 hours prematurely. The mother had been started on amoxicillin and admitted to the maternity unit 24 hours after delivery. There was no outbreak …

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