A 37-year-old member asked:
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what type of antibiotics are used to treat appendicitis before surgery?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Varies: if no allergies a cephalosporin type wouldbe common.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016

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