Gonococcal and Chlamydia infections in childrens and infant

Author(s): Erica Bronen

Despite the fact that sexually transmitted infections like Chlamydia Trachomatis and Neisseria Gonorrhoea are more typically associated with sexually active adults and adolescents, the infection can also occur in infants and children. Pregnant moms can pass these infections to their babies after delivery, although infection in older children is mostly acquired by sexual assault. The high prevalence of perinatal C. trachomatis and gonococcal infections provides a variety of treatment options. The United States has employed neonatal ocular prophylaxis to prevent gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum for more than a century. Prenatal screening and treatment of pregnant women, which has been demonstrated to be beneficial in avoiding neonatal gonococcal ophthalmia, appears to be equally effective in preventing neonatal Chlamydia infection.