When are antibiotics administered 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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Continue administration of the antibiotics commenced preoperatively unless the results of cultures taken at the time of the operation reveal that the causative organisms are resistant to them.


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