The role of prophylaxis of bacterial infections in children with acute leukemia/non-Hodgkin lymphoma

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Abstract

Infections represent a well-known complication of antineoplastic chemotherapy that may cause delay of treatment, with alteration of the antineoplastic program and dose-intensity, or even the death of a patient that could heal from his/her neoplasia. Bacterial infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients who are neutropenic following chemotherapy for malignancy. Therefore a program of antibiotic prophylaxis for febrile neutropenia may be considered in the management strategy of cancer patients.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5332
JournalPediatric Reports
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Acute leukemia
  • Bacterial infections
  • Non-hodgkin lymphoma
  • Prophylaxis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics

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