Template:Appendicitis Antibiotics

Coverage should extend to E. coli, Klebsiella, Proteus, and Bacteroides (an anaerobe)

Adult Simple Appendicitis

Antibiotic prophylaxis should be coordinated with surgical consult

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Pediatric Simple Appendicitis

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Complicated Appendicitis

Defined as perforation, abscess, or phlegmon

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Cautious use should be applied to use of fluoroquinolones in complicated pediatric appendicitis due to the risk of tendon injury