Three-month antibiotic therapy for early-onset postoperative spinal implant infections.

  title={Three-month antibiotic therapy for early-onset postoperative spinal implant infections.},
  author={Vincent Dub{\'e}e and Thibaut Lenoir and V{\'e}ronique Leflon-Guibout and Claire Briere-Bellier and Pierre Guigui and Bruno Fantin},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={55 11},
BACKGROUND Optimal duration and modalities of antibiotic therapy for early-onset spinal implant infection (EOSII) remain controversial. METHODS Between November 2004 and November 2007, we conducted a prospective, monocentric study to assess the efficacy of a 3-month course of antibiotics for patients diagnosed with EOSII, as defined by a proven deep infection of the surgical site occurring within 30 days after spinal instrumented surgery. All patients with EOSII underwent surgical debridement… CONTINUE READING


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