Prospective evaluation of surgical site infection rate among patients with Mohs micrographic surgery without the use of prophylactic antibiotics.

@article{Maragh2008ProspectiveEO,
  title={Prospective evaluation of surgical site infection rate among patients with Mohs micrographic surgery without the use of prophylactic antibiotics.},
  author={Sherry Henderson Maragh and Marc D. Brown},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={59 2},
  pages={275-8}
}
BACKGROUND Antibiotics may be indiscriminately given to patients undergoing Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) for the prevention of surgical site infections, despite a low risk of infection in these patients. OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the rate of wound infections among patients undergoing MMS without the use of prophylactic antibiotics. METHODS We… CONTINUE READING