volume 22, issue 1, P117-143 2008
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2007.12.002
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Gregory J. Moran, David A. Talan, Fredrick M. Abrahamian

Abstract: Emergency physicians are often confronted with situations in which a patient with an acute injury is at high risk for an infection. Although most traumatic wounds have a low risk for developing infection, certain types of high-risk trauma justify antimicrobial prophylaxis. This article reviews antimicrobial wound infection prophylaxis for high-risk traumatic wounds, including the prevention of rabies and tetanus. Prophylaxis to prevent infections related to invasive procedures in the emergency department is al…

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