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Use of antimicrobials in obstetric practice – A narrative review

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M Patabendige ,

Castle Street Hospital for Women, Colombo, LK
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RP Herath,

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, LK
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SR Athulathmudali,

Teaching Hospital- Mahamodara, Galle, LK
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WRPLI Wijesooriya

Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, LK
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Abstract

Improvement of the outcome of infectious diseases by early and appropriate antimicrobial therapy is of paramount importance in any clinical discipline. Special considerations need to be given for the use of antimicrobial agents in obstetric practice, as it relates to the safety of both the mother and the fetus. However, their use and misuse are associated with significantly increasing antibiotic resistance. The objective of this review was to provide a useful overview for the practicing obstetrician, of current recommendations for the use of antibiotics in common situations related to pregnancy and the postpartum period,

How to Cite: Patabendige, M., Herath, R., Athulathmudali, S. and Wijesooriya, W., 2020. Use of antimicrobials in obstetric practice – A narrative review. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases, 10(1), pp.9–20. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v10i1.8268
Published on 30 Apr 2020.
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