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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

Print version ISSN 0004-282X

Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. vol.39 no.3 São Paulo Sept. 1981

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1981000300003 

The use of prophylactic systemic antibiotics in compound depressed skull fractures in infancy and childhood

 

Uso profilático de antibióticos em fraturas cranianas com afundamentos e cominutivas na infância

 

 

J. Píndaro P. PleseI; Robin P. HumphreysII

INeurosurgeon Assistant Professor, Neurologic Clinic, Neuropsychiatry Department, São Paulo University (Brasil)
IINeurosurgeon Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto (Canada)

 

 


SUMMARY

The authors described their experience with the use of prophylactic antibiotics in children with compound depressed skull fractures. The analysis of the results of the treatment of patients with or without systemic antibiotics and with or without the replacement of the bone fragments showed no difference in the infection rate, any one was the method used.


RESUMO

Os autores relatam sua experiência com o uso de antibióticos profiláticos sistêmicos em crianças portadoras de fraturas cranianas com afundamentos e cominutivas. Não detectaram infecção precoce ou tardia nos pacientes que receberam antibióticos sistemicos e nos que não receberam e também relação com a recolocação ou não dos fragmentos ósseos.


 

 

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