Appropriate use of antibiotics in serious obstetric and gynecologic infections

Richard L Sweet, M. L. Yonekura, G. Hill, R. S. Gibbs, D. A. Eschenbach

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Reviewed is the role of mixed aerobic/anaerobic bacteria in causing obstetric/gynecologic infections. The consensus is that in patients with moderate to severe infections, aggressive antibiotic therapy is indicated. The regimen should include agents effective against resistant gram-negative anaerobic bacteria such as Bacteroides fragilis and B. bivius, gram-negative aerobic organisms such as E. coli, and the gram positive aerobes such as group B and other streptococci.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)719-739
Number of pages21
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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