Quinolone prophylaxis for bacterial infections in afebrile high risk neutropenic patients

Giampaolo Bucaneve, Elio Castagnola, Claudio Viscoli, Leonard Leibovici, Francesco Menichetti

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These recommendations have been developed by an expert panel following an evidence-based search of the literature assessing the role of fluoroquinolones in the prevention of bacterial infection in patients with acute leukaemia or bone marrow transplantation and neutropenia. We present results from a questionnaire on the current practice among experts in Europe, show results of the literature search, review recommendations available from other international guidelines and provide the panel's recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-12
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer, Supplement
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007


  • Acute leukaemia
  • Antibiotic prophylaxis
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)
  • Levofloxacin
  • Neutropenia
  • Norfloxacin
  • Ofloxacin
  • Quinolones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research


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