The Role of Antibiotics in Acute Abdominal Events

Shahram Manoochehry, Hamid Reza Rasouli


Acute abdominal events are either surgical or medical. Medical events are such as primary bacterial peritonitis and peritonitis secondary to pelvic inflammatory disease, in which usually only antibiotic administration and conservative therapy is enough. Acute abdominal surgical events are those which need surgical intervention to cure, such as acute appendicitis and secondary bacterial peritonitis. It seems that antibiotics are widely used in urgent or emergent abdominal surgical events due to current inflammation, ischemia, gangrene or stasis. In surgical events, Antibiotic administration is either prophylactic or therapeutic.

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