Antibiotic Therapy for Abdominal Infection

  title={Antibiotic Therapy for Abdominal Infection},
  author={John Bohnen},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
Escherichia coli and Bacteroides species, the predominant pathogens isolated. Whether expanded antimicrobial coverage is required, especially in hospital-acquired infections, is controversial. Candida infections should be treated with antifungal therapy in patients with recurrent abdominal infections, immunosuppressed patients, and those with candidal abscesses. Most agents have few serious adverse effects; aminoglycosides are the least expensive agents but cause nephro- and ototoxicity. There… CONTINUE READING