What is the role of antibiotics in the treatment of intestinal perforation?

Updated: Jul 24, 2020
  • Author: Samy A Azer, MD, PhD, MPH; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Antibiotics have proved effective in decreasing the rate of postoperative wound infection and improving outcomes in patients with intraperitoneal infection and bloodstream infection.


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