those who advocate the routine use of prophylactic antibiotics, citing a reduction in the incidence of meningitis. On the other hand, there are many who have reported no apparent benefit from the use of prophylactic antibiotics. In fact, one study cited a 37% incidence of meningitis in patients who received prophylaxis . On balance, based on the available evidence, it would appear that the routine use of prophylactic antibiotics in patients with post-traumatic CSF leaks cannot be supported and, in fact, may be responsible for the selection of more virulent and resistant organisms.
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