Fever in the neutropenic host

S. J. Chanock, P. A. Pizzo

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Abstract

Fever in the neutropenic patient following myelosuppressive chemotherapy is a medical emergency. Appropriate antimicrobial therapy can dramatically reduce infection-related morbidity and mortality. This article reviews the rationale and methodology of treatment as well as its applicability to other neutropenic states. The utility of adjunct therapy with granulocyte-stimulating compounds is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)777-796
Number of pages20
JournalInfectious disease clinics of North America
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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