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Antimicrobials in Gynaecological practice


M. Patabendige ,

Teaching Hospital, Mahamodara, Galle, LK
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Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit
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R. P. Herath,

University of Kelaniya, Ragama, LK
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Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine
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W. R. P. L. I. Wijesooriya

University of Kelaniya, Ragama, LK
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Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine
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Surgical site infections are a common complication of Gynaecological surgeries. Up to 8-10% of Gynaecological patients undergoing an operative procedure will develop a surgical site infection. In surgeries with high rates of post-operative infection, antibiotic prophylaxis can play a major role in improving outcomes. In addition there are many indications where antimicrobial treatment is necessary in day-to-day Gynaecological practice. This review summarizes the available medical literature to assess the indications and appropriate antimicrobials for common circumstances in Gynaecological practice.
How to Cite: Patabendige, M., Herath, R.P. and Wijesooriya, W.R.P.L.I., 2017. Antimicrobials in Gynaecological practice. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 39(4), pp.74–77. DOI:
Published on 23 Dec 2017.
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