Considerations on antimicrobial prophylaxis in patients with lymphoproliferative diseases: A SEIFEM group position paper

Alessandro Busca, Chiara Cattaneo, Elena De Carolis, Gianpaolo Nadali, Massimo Offidani, Marco Picardi, Anna Candoni, Eleonora Ceresoli, Marianna Criscuolo, Mario Delia, Roberta Della Pepa, Ilaria Del Principe, Roma Rosa Fanci, Francesca Farina, Nicola Fracchiolla, Claudia Giordano, Michele Malagola, Francesco Marchesi, Monica Piedimonte, Lucia PreziosoAngela Maria Quinto, Angelica Spolzino, Maria Chiara Tisi, Fabio Trastulli, Enrico Maria Trecarichi, Patrizia Zappasodi, Mario Tumbarello, Livio Pagano

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Abstract

The therapeutic armamentarium for the treatment of patients with lymphoproliferative diseases has grown considerably over the most recent years, including a large use of new immunotherapeutic agents. As a consequence, the epidemiology of infectious complications in this group of patients is poorly documented, and even more importantly, the potential benefit of antimicrobial prophylaxis remains a matter of debate when considering the harmful effect from the emergence of multidrug resistant pathogens. The present position paper is addressed to all hematologists treating patients affected by lymphoproliferative malignancies with the aim to provide clinicians with a useful tool for the prevention of bacterial, fungal and viral infections.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103203
JournalCritical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology
Volume158
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021

Keywords

  • Antimicrobial prophylaxis
  • Antimicrobial stewardship.
  • Bacterial
  • Fungal and viral infections
  • Lymphoproliferative disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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