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Intra-abdominal Abscess

Intra-abdominal Abscess is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

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  • If source of abscess identified, location (e.g., site of perforation - stomach, duodenum, jejunum, ileum, appendix or colon) defines likely flora.
  • Health-care associated flora more likely when infections are complications of prior intraabdominal operations or procedures.

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Last updated: September 3, 2017


Carpenter, Christopher F, and Nick Gilpin. "Intra-abdominal Abscess." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2017. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540291/all/Intra_abdominal_Abscess.
Carpenter CF, Gilpin N. Intra-abdominal Abscess. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2017. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540291/all/Intra_abdominal_Abscess. Accessed April 18, 2019.
Carpenter, C. F., & Gilpin, N. (2017). Intra-abdominal Abscess. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540291/all/Intra_abdominal_Abscess
Carpenter CF, Gilpin N. Intra-abdominal Abscess [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2017. [cited 2019 April 18]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540291/all/Intra_abdominal_Abscess.
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