Volume : II, Issue : II, November - 2012

Recommendations for Medical and Surgical Chemoprophylaxis

Dr. Deep Inder Dr. Pawan Kumar

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Chemoprophylaxis is an approach towards prevention or suppression of a disease/ infection by administration of antimicrobials before clinical manifestation of disease/infection. A disease targeted chemoprophylaxis recommends prescribing antimicrobials in various settings e.g. post–exposure prophylaxis to prevent infection in patients with animal bites; whereas sometimes prophylaxis is directed towards prevention of any untoward infection in at risk patients. There is always a need for chemoprophylaxis before any major/minor surgery to prevent contracting any infection before, during or after surgery. Therefore present review emphasizes the use of specific and narrow spectrum antimicrobial, in appropriate dose and duration, for chemoprophylaxis so as to prevent super infections and development of resistance.

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Dr. Deep Inder Dr. Pawan Kumar Recommendations for Medical and Surgical Chemoprophylaxis Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.II, Issue.II November 2012


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