Antibacterial prophylaxis in dermatologic surgery: an evidence-based review.

  title={Antibacterial prophylaxis in dermatologic surgery: an evidence-based review.},
  author={Helena Rosengren and Anthony Dixon},
  journal={American journal of clinical dermatology},
  volume={11 1},
Clean, non-contaminated skin surgery is associated with low rates of surgical site infection (SSI), bacterial endocarditis, and joint prosthesis infection. Hence, antibacterial prophylaxis, which may be associated with adverse effects, the emergence of multidrug-resistant pathogens, and anaphylaxis, is generally not recommended in dermatologic surgery. Some body sites and surgical reconstructive procedures are associated with higher infection rates, and guidelines for SSI antibacterial… CONTINUE READING


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