Periocular Ulcerative Dermatitis Associated with Gentamicin Ointment Prophylaxis in Newborns

Gil Binenbaum, Christie J. Bruno, Brian J. Forbes, Mary Ann Snyder, Thomas J. Mollen, Barbara Schmidt, Iyalla Peterside

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-321
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume156
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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