What is the goal of drug treatment for abdominal abscess?

Updated: Mar 27, 2020
  • Author: Alan A Saber, MD, MS, FACS, FASMBS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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The goals of pharmacotherapy in patients with abdominal abscess are to reduce morbidity and prevent complications. Empiric antimicrobial therapy must be comprehensive and should cover all likely pathogens in the context of the clinical setting.


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