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Neonatal meningococcal conjunctivitis associated with meningococcal meningitis.
  1. M Ellis,
  2. A M Weindling,
  3. D C Davidson,
  4. N Ho,
  5. V Damjanovic
  1. Special Care Baby Unit, Fazakerley Hospital, Liverpool.


    Two infants are described in whom identical strains of meningococcus were isolated from both the eyes and the cerebrospinal fluid. This suggests that the eye may be a portal of entry in at least some cases of perinatally acquired neonatal meningococcal disease and has important implications for the management of purulent conjunctivitis in the newborn.

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