What are the contraindications of chloramphenicol?
Chloramphenicol is contraindicated in individuals with a history of previous hypersensitivity and/or toxic reaction to it. It must not be used in the treatment of trivial infections or where it is not indicated, as in colds, influenza, infections of the throat.
Is ciprofloxacin a broad-spectrum antibiotic?
Ciprofloxacin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that was once used to treat a wide range of infections, especially respiratory and urinary tract infections.
Is chloramphenicol a macrolide?
Macrolides, lincosamides, tetracyclines and chloramphenicol are structurally unrelated antibiotics which share protein synthesis inhibition as their common mechanism of action.
Which class of antibiotics is chloramphenicol?
Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic and is in the class of antimicrobials that inhibits protein synthesis.
What type of bacteria is killed by chloramphenicol?
Chloramphenicol is a broad-spectrum antibiotic whose spectrum includes several gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, spirochetes, and Rickettsiae.
What are the bacterial causes of conjunctivitis?
Other notable bacterial causes of conjunctivitis include hyperacute bacterial conjunctivitis and chlamydia infections. Hyperacute bacterial conjunctivitis is usually due to Neisseria species, especially gonococcus (the cause of gonorrhoea ).
What is the prevalence of conjunctivitis caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae?
Conjunctivitis caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae —referred to as ophthalmia neonatorum—is primarily a disease of neonates that is caused by exposure of the neonatal conjunctivae to the cervicovaginal exudate of infected women during delivery. We found no good evidence on the incidence or prevalence of bacterial conjunctivitis.
What is the clinical scenario for bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye)?
Bacterial conjunctivitis provides a common and challenging clinical scenario for practitioners. The variability of presentations makes differentiating bacterial conjunctivitis from other etiologies difficult and has led to the over-prescribing of antibiotics.  An interprofessional team is highly recommended to improve outcomes.