European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 146, Issue 4, pp 354–359 | Cite as

Bacterial endophthalmitis in neonates

  • R. Lohrer
  • B. H. Belohradsky


Invasive bacterial eye infections in the neonate range from perforating keratitis to panophthalmitis. These infections have gained clinical and therapeutic importance since mortality rates are high and prognosis concerning preservation of vision is poor. Effective antibiotics against the infective agents are now available. Risk factors for developing invasive bacterial eye infections are mainly prematurity and colonisation with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Key words

Neonate Bacterial infection Eye infection Endophthalmitis 



group B streptococci


small for gestational age


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Lohrer
    • 1
  • B. H. Belohradsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für Antimikrobielle Therapie und InfektionsimmunologieKinderklinik der Universität München, Dr. von Haunersches KinderspitalMünchen 2Federal Republic of Germany

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