PMID: 2891754Nov 1, 1987Paper

Metronidazole prophylaxis in acute mural appendicitis: failure of a single intra-operative infusion to reduce wound infection

The Journal of Hospital Infection
M E AhmedM A Hassan


The efficacy of a single 500 mg intravenous intra-operative dose of metronidazole in the prevention of postoperative wound infection, following appendicectomy for acute mural appendicitis, was studied in a prospective randomized placebo controlled trial. Fourteen of the 96 patients (14.6%) in the metronidazole group and 13 of the 94 in the placebo group (13.8%) developed postoperative wound infection. Late sepsis was noted in 4 out of the 96 patients in the metronidazole group and in one of the 94 patients in the placebo group. This study suggests that a single intra-operative dose of metronidazole dose not reduce the incidence of postoperative wound infection following appendicectomy for acute mural appendicitis.


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