Neonatal Conjunctivitis Leading to Neonatal Sepsis--A Case Report

Mymensingh Med J. 2016 Jan;25(1):161-2.


Neonatal conjunctivitis is the most common occular disease in neonates. Most infections are acquired during vaginal delivery. In spite most of these cases are benign; some of them may progress to systemic complications like loss of vision if left untreated. The authors present a case of a newborn who developed late onset neonatal sepsis from E. coli positive conjunctivitis. The baby was treated with Injection Meropenem and Injection Amikacin for 10 days. The course was uneventful, after that baby responded well and discharged home on 24th day.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Amikacin / pharmacology
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology
  • Conjunctivitis / complications*
  • Conjunctivitis / microbiology
  • Escherichia coli / drug effects
  • Escherichia coli / isolation & purification
  • Escherichia coli Infections / drug therapy
  • Escherichia coli Infections / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Meropenem
  • Sepsis / drug therapy
  • Sepsis / microbiology*
  • Thienamycins / pharmacology
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Thienamycins
  • Amikacin
  • Meropenem