Antibiotic prophylaxis post-tonsillectomy: is it of benefit?

  title={Antibiotic prophylaxis post-tonsillectomy: is it of benefit?},
  author={Michael P Colreavy and Debra J Nanan and M Benamer and Michael G Donnelly and A W Blaney and T P O'dwyer and Michele Cafferkey},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  volume={50 1},
The decision to prescribe antibiotics post-tonsillectomy still remains controversial. However, recent changing trends in the tonsillar tissue microflora have been widely reported, with Haemophilus influenzae, Staphylococcus aureus and anaerobic organisms all being implicated. All of the above are beta-lactamase producers and thus render lactamase prone antibiotics inactive. We compared two groups of children, one on Amoxycillin and clavulanic acid (a lactamase stable antibiotic with anaerobic… CONTINUE READING
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