Twenty-six cancer patients (pts) with chemotherapy-related neutropenic fever were treated with vancomycin 30 mg/m2/day i.v. every 12 hrs, imipenem 1500 mg/day i.v. every 8 hrs, and pefloxacin 800 mg/day i.v. every 12 hrs. Twelve fevers of unknown origin (FUO), 10 gram-positive, 3 gram-negative and 1 mycoplasma were also treated. Globally, cure was observed in 22 pts (84%) and failure in 4 pts (16%); in gram-positive infections alone, cure was observed in 10 pts (80%) and failure in 4 pts (20%). Defervescence was obtained within 3 days in 77% pts. No relevant side effects were observed.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research