After incision & drainage, are antibiotics indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated abscesses?

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After incision & drainage, are antibiotics indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated abscesses?

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Title: After incision & drainage, are antibiotics indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated abscesses?
Author: Budzik, Jonathan Michael; Sharma, Umang
Keywords: antibiotic resistance
Date: 2011-04
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Evidence Based Practice 14(4): 07-08.
Series/Report no.: Help Desk Answers
Abstract: The use of antibiotics after incision and drainage (I&D) does not improve cure rates compared with I&D alone. This is true even in settings with high rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection. (SOR: A, based on multiple consistent RCTs.)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/10394

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