A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE ROLE OF POST-TONSILLECTOMY ANTIBIOTIC PROPHYLAXIS IN CHILDREN
Three groups of 12 children each, undergoing tonsillectomy (with or without adenoidectomy), were compared for post-operative morbidity. Groups A, B and C, respectively, received 3 doses of intravenous ceftriaxone, 5day oral augmentin or no antibiotics, in treatment regimen after tonsillectomy. Antibiotic cover did not appear to offer significant advantage regarding safe post-operative period. Group on oral 5 day augmentin, suffered highest incidence of nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. On the contrary, fever in post-operative period may be the relavant ground to administer antibiotic treatment, preferably parenteral regimen, but not otherwise as routine practice.
Keywords: Tonsillectomy; postoperative; antibiotics; ceftriaxone; augmentin.
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