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  1. Jonathan A T Sandoe1,
  2. Miles C Allison2,
  3. Thomas S J Elliott3
  1. 1Microbiology Unit, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK
  2. 2Gastroenterology Unit, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, UK
  3. 3University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Miles C Allison, Consultant Physician, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport NP20 2UB, UK; milesallison{at}

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We thank the authors for their comments.1 The working party gave this issue careful consideration. We wished to provide advice that was consistent with recent UK national guidelines on antimicrobial prophylaxis and therefore recommended single-dose prophylaxis.2 3 …

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