Antibiotic Prophylaxis for the Prevention of Endocarditis in Dermatologic Surgery: Sources of Controversy and Directions for Future Reserach
March 2003 | Volume 2 | Issue 2 | Original Article | 127 | Copyright © March 2003
David J. Goldberg, MD and Chrys Delling Schmults, MD
Whether and when to use prophylaxis for the prevention of endocarditis has been a subject of debate among
dermatologic surgeons for over 20 years. The available literature and current recommendations are reviewed.
Areas of controversy are examined and proposals for future research are made.