What are the limitations of antibiotics in the treatment of pressure injuries (pressure ulcers)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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The adverse effects of antibiotics are well known, and those that impede wound healing should be considered and counteracted. Antibiotic resistance is a major concern. Therefore, when antibiotic therapy is ordered, the wound care specialist must be alert to detect signs of antibiotic resistance, and he or she must be attentive to the results of the laboratory data, especially culture and sensitivity results.


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