Antimicrobial management of intra-abdominal infections

E. Concia, C. Viscoli

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Abstract

Antimicrobial therapy of intra-abdominal infection must be based on its etiology, which is generally polymicrobial, and its location, with the aim of selecting the most suitable antimicrobial agents not only according to their spectrum but also their pharmacokinetic profile. Currently, both monotherapy and combination therapy can be used, thanks to the availability of newer drugs characterized by a wide range of antimicrobial activity against both aerobes and anaerobes. Antibiotic choice and duration of therapy also vary according to the severity of the infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-43
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chemotherapy
Volume21
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Antimicrobial therapy
  • Intra-abdominal infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Oncology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Pharmacology

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