Infectious Hyperacute Mucopurulent Conjunctivitis

  • occurs quickly
  • could occur at any age
  • some symptoms include redness, swelling, and pus formation in the eye
  • Infants usually contract this disease from passage through the birth canal of an infected mother. 
  • Two bacteria that cause this disease in infants are neisseria gonorrhoeae and chlamydia trachomatis.
  • When born, the child is usually treated with silver nitrate and antibiotic drops or the crede procedure is used to prevent this disease from occuring.  (Gustafson 2004)



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