Parenteral versus Oral Antibiotic Therapy

  • N. E. MacDonald
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Antibiotic therapy for bone and joint infections has virtually eliminated mortality and has significantly decreased deformities and functional disabilities (Dickson, 1945; Waldvogen et al, 1980). Although traditional protocols have stressed the need for prolonged administration of appropriate antibiotics by the parenteral route (McCracken et al, 1978; Rhodes, 1975), this has now been challenged by reports of favorable results with primarily oral antibiotics (Bryson et al, 1979; Feigin et al, 1975; Jackson et al, 1982; Kaplan et al, 1982; Kolyvas et al, 1980; Nelson et al, 1978; 1982; Tetzlaff et al, 1978a; 1978b).


Septic Arthritis Chronic Granulomatous Disease Joint Infection Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Fusidic Acid 
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