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Management of mothers of neonates with vertically transmitted sexually transmitted infections
  1. D Dobie1,
  2. J Gray1,
  3. M Huengsberg2,
  4. K Berry3,
  5. M Hocking4
  1. 1Department of Microbiology, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK
  2. 2GU Medicine, Whittall Street Clinic, Birmingham B4 6DH, UK
  3. 3Accident & Emergency Department, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK
  4. 4Neonatal Unit, Birmingham Women's Hospital, Birmingham B15 2TG, UK

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Vertical transmission of sexually transmitted infections such as Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae can cause ophthalmia neonatorum and rarely pulmonary infection.1

To optimise the management of mothers, and their partners, of neonates diagnosed with these infections, we set up a system of direct fax referrals between our Microbiology Department and the local genital-urinary medicine (GUM) clinic. This is in line with …

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