Prophylactic antibiotic use in pediatric burn units


Ergun O., Celik A. , ERGÜN G., Ozok G.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.14, no.6, pp.422-426, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2004-821065
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.422-426
  • Keywords: antibiotic prophylaxis, burn, child, INFECTIONS, CHILDREN

Abstract

Prophylactic antibiotic use in childhood burns is controversial. the effciency of antibiotic prophylaxis in 77 pediatric burn patients was evaluated. Forty-seven patients received prophylactic antibiotics (Group AP), while 30 patients received no prophylaxis (Group NP). Age, wound depth, day of admission, mechanism of burn injury, type of dressings were similar for both groups (p > 0.05).