Pattern of antibiotic therapy and clinical outcome in acute generalized peritonitis in semi-urban and rural Nigerians.

Abstract

To determine the pattern of antibiotic therapy and clinical outcome a prospective survey of all patients operated on for acute generalized peritonitis was undertaken. The male to female ratio was 1.7:1, and the mean age was 27.6 +/- 18.3 years. Operative findings were typhoid ilea perforation in 75 (38.1%), complicated acute intestinal obstruction in 44 (22… (More)

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