Periocular Ulcerative Dermatitis Associated with Gentamicin Ointment Prophylaxis in Newborns Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • A recent shortage of erythromycin ointment has resulted in the use of alternative agents for newborn ocular infection prophylaxis in the United States. We report a series of 26 newborns in whom a characteristic periocular ulcerative dermatitis developed after gentamicin ointment administration at 2 Philadelphia hospitals.

authors

  • Binenbaum, Gil
  • Bruno, Christie J
  • Forbes, Brian J
  • Snyder, MaryAnn
  • Mollen, Thomas J
  • Schmidt, Barbara
  • Peterside, Iyalla

publication date

  • February 2010