How are organ transplantations and artificial joints addressed during the dermatologic preoperative evaluation and management?

Updated: Mar 16, 2020
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Patients with organ transplants or artificial joints may require prophylactic antibiotics, especially if the transplant has occurred within a year. This can vary according to the discretion of the primary care physician.


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