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

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PATHOGENS

  • If identified, location of source of infection (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: December 31, 2012