Ecological effects of penicillin prophylaxis in orthognatic surgery.


A study was conducted to evaluate 2 prophylactic penicillin regimens in 18 patients undergoing orthognathic surgery. The effects on the oral microflora were also studied. All patients received 3 g benzyl-penicillin as infusion from the beginning of operation and then 3 g every 6th hour during 24 h. One group of 9 patients then received 1 g… (More)


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