Prospective Randomized Evaluation of Antibiotic Regimen Following Appendectomy for Perforated Appendicitis
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Ages Eligible for Study:
1 Month to 18 Years (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
All patients under 18 years of age found to have perforated appendicitis at the time of operation for appendicitis and whose parents give informed permission will be included in the study.
Patients with a normal or non-perforated appendix at the time of appendectomy, those without parental permission, or those with a documented allergy to any of the antibiotics used in either regimen will be excluded from the study. Patients 18 years or older will not be included in the study