Published in Anti-Infectives Week, February 20th, 2006
According to recent research published in the journal Burns, "No consensus exists among burn surgeons on the role of prophylactic antibiotics in prevention of toxic shock syndrome (TSS). We recently reported a series of 71 children admitted with burns to our burn unit. By Centers for Disease Control (CDC) criteria, six of these were 'definite' and four 'probable' cases of TSS. Prior to this report, none of our patients were given prophylactic antibiotics. Thereafter, prophylactic therapy was included in the management of children admitted to the burns unit."
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