Bacteremia During Quinsy and Elective Tonsillectomy
Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 08/21/2012
Klug TE et al. – The results challenge the distinction made by the European Society of Cardiology between elective and quinsy tonsillectomy, with regard to antibiotic prophylaxis recommendation only to patients undergoing procedures to treat an established infection. To provide full empiric coverage, including coverage for Staphylococcus aureus, the authors advocate the use of amoxicillin with clavulanic acid in patients at high risk of infective endocarditis.