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South African Journal of Child Health

On-line version ISSN 1999-7671
Print version ISSN 1994-3032

Abstract

LLOYD, L G  and  DE WITT, W. The mystery of the disappearing eye: A neonatal case report. S. Afr. j. child health [online]. 2014, vol.8, n.1, pp.31-33. ISSN 1999-7671.

Neonatal endophthalmitis is a rare but life-threatening condition that can have both endogenous and exogenous origins. Early diagnosis and aggressive treatment are vitally important to prevent death and disability, but mortality rates remain high. This case report demonstrates the rapid progression of the condition, which resulted in severe morbidity.

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