Periocular Ulcerative Dermatitis Associated with Gentamicin Ointment Prophylaxis in Newborns
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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.
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