Fever in neutropenic cancer patients : a structured approach

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_81C429C66F32
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Fever in neutropenic cancer patients : a structured approach
Périodique
Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
Auteur(s)
Eggimann P.
ISSN
0175-3851
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1999
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
36
Numéro
6
Pages
514-525
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Infectious complications related to acquired neutropenia have become a major medical issue, often requiring intensive care management. These infections may be lethal if empirical broad-spectrum treatment is not rapidly started at the first sign of infection (i.e., fever), and this concept is now widely recognized a standard practice. However, the choice of antibiotics has generated considerable controversy for nearly 25 years. After reviewing some particularities of infection in neutropenic patients, this paper will discuss the options and present comprehensive algorithm for non-infectious diseases specialist, including recent advances about early IV-oral switch and the selection of low risk patients for outpatient management.
Mots-clé
Neutropenia , cancer patients , neutropenic patients , infection , fever , empirical treatment
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