Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis: a complication of perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis.

@article{Hansen2013FulminantCD,
  title={Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis: a complication of perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis.},
  author={Donovan Hansen and Lee D. Pollan and Hiran R Fernando},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2013},
  volume={71 11},
  pages={1880-5}
}
Antibiotic prophylaxis for maxillofacial surgical wounds remains common practice. Surgeons must weigh the risks (e.g., Clostridium difficile colitis) against the benefits before administering antibiotics for any reason and the relative risk and morbidity of C difficile colitis against those of a potential postoperative wound infection. In addition, the… CONTINUE READING