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J Drugs Dermatol. 2006 Sep;5(8):780-2.

Use of antibiotics in dermatologic surgery.

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New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA. doctorrobins@yahoo.com

Abstract

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.

PMID:
16989193
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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