Use of antibiotics in dermatologic surgery

Robins, P.; Hsiung, S.

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology Jdd 5(8): 780-782


ISSN/ISBN: 1545-9616
PMID: 16989193
Document Number: 10354
When skin integrity is disrupted during a surgical procedure, its protective barrier becomes compromised and predisposes the individual to cutaneous infection. Postoperative infection remains a considerable cause of morbidity and mortality. This article briefly reviews the etiology and management of postoperative infections following dermatologic surgery.

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Use of antibiotics in dermatologic surgery