What are the goals of therapy for appendicitis?

Updated: Jul 23, 2018
  • Author: Sandy Craig, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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The goals of therapy are to eradicate the infection and to prevent complications. Thus, antibiotics have an important role in the treatment of appendicitis, and all such. Agents under consideration must offer full aerobic and anaerobic coverage. The duration of the administration is closely related to the stage of appendicitis at the time of the diagnosis.


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