Antibiotic Management of Severe Peritonitis

  • J. Carlet
  • J. P. Blériot
  • F. Bahloul
Conference paper
Part of the Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin / Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine book series (A+I, volume 178)


The real impact of antibiotic therapy during peritonitis is difficult to define since surgical drainage is obviously the most important step in the proper treatment of intra-abdominal sepsis. However, most authors agree with the fact that adequate tissue antibiotic levels may reduce further local invasion of sepsis, secondary septicemia and metastatic abscess formation [1, 2]. Antibiotic therapy must be performed rapidly, empirically, before any bacteriological data, and based upon knowledge of the microbiology of intra-abdominal sepsis.


Clavulanic Acid Antibiotic Agent Antibiotic Management Severe Peritonitis Postoperative Peritonitis 
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  • J. Carlet
  • J. P. Blériot
  • F. Bahloul

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