Use of Antibiotics in Dermatologic Surgery
June 2006 | Volume 5 | Issue 8 | Original Article | 780 | Copyright © June 2006
Perry Robins MD, Sherry Hsiung MD
When skin integrity is disrupted during a surgical procedure, its protective barrier becomes compromised and predisposes the
individual to cutaneous infection. Postoperative infection remains a considerable cause of morbidity and mortality. This article
briefly reviews the etiology and management of postoperative infections following dermatologic surgery.