Antibiotic Prophylaxis

Particularly in persons with immune compromise, bites with extensive damage, bites that have been primarily closed, reimplantations, and bites to the hands, antibiotic prophylaxis is helpful. In addition to the staphylococcal and streptococcal species that typically colonize wounds, animal bites are complicated by a wide range of rare bacteria, summarized in Table 31.2. Antibiotic susceptibility is summarized in Table 31.3 and antibiotics should be selected to cover both aerobes and anaerobes (21-27).

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