Prolonged Antibiotic Treatment does not Prevent Intra-Abdominal Abscesses in Perforated Appendicitis

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Children with perforated appendicitis have a relatively high risk of intra-abdominal abscesses. There is no evidence that prolonged antibiotic treatment after surgery reduces intra-abdominal abscess formation. We compared two patient groups with perforated appendicitis with different postoperative antibiotic treatment protocols. We retrospectively reviewed… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-010-0767-y

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@inproceedings{Wijck2010ProlongedAT, title={Prolonged Antibiotic Treatment does not Prevent Intra-Abdominal Abscesses in Perforated Appendicitis}, author={Kim van Wijck and J. R. de Jong and L. W. Ernest van Heurn and Durk-Jouke van der Zee}, booktitle={World Journal of Surgery}, year={2010} }