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Single-dose cefotaxime intramuscularly cures gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum.
  1. P Lepage,
  2. J Bogaerts,
  3. P Kestelyn and
  4. A Meheus
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Kigali Hospital, Rwanda.


    Nine neonates with culture proved gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum were treated with a single intramuscular injection of 100 mg/kg of cefotaxime without topical antibiotic therapy. Five of the nine strains were penicillinase-producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae. All nine cases were clinically and microbiologically cured, and no side effects were observed.

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