Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.  2014 Oct;19(4):157-163. 10.15279/kpba.2014.19.4.157.

Practical Use of Antibiotics in Pancreatobiliary Diseases

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. stonedrag@hanmail.net

Abstract

Therapy with appropriate antimicrobial agents is an important component in the management of patients with liver, biliary and pancreatic infection. Acute cholangitis and cholecystitis are common conditions that may result in progressively severe infection. Infectious complications, both pancreatic (infected necrosis) and extrapancreatic (pneumonia, cholangitis, bacteremia, urinary tract infections, and so on), are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with acute pancreatitis. Antimicrobial agents appropriate for initial therapy (empirical therapy or presumptive therapy) for various grades of severity of infections should be used. Local antimicrobial susceptibility patterns should be considered for use.

Keyword

Antimicrobial agents; Acute cholangitis; Acute cholecystitis; Pancreatitis; Pancreatic necrosis
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