The microbiology of crocodile attacks in Far North Queensland: implications for empirical antimicrobial therapy

Simon Smith, Richard J Bagshaw and Josh Hanson
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/mja16.01058
Published online: 17 April 2017

Wound infections are common after crocodile attacks and, therefore, prophylactic antimicrobial therapy is advised. However, there are limited data to guide recommendations for the optimal empirical regimen.

  • Simon Smith1,2
  • Richard J Bagshaw1
  • Josh Hanson1,3

  • 1 Cairns Hospital, Cairns, QLD
  • 2 College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD
  • 3 Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, NT

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