Prophylactic use of antibiotics in surgery

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Prophylactic use of antibiotics in surgery

Can decrease risk of infection in some types of surgery.

Indicated:
• when risk of infection is high (eg large bowel surgery)
• organ is susceptible (eg diseased heart valves)
• patient is susceptible (eg neutropenic)

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