The identification of febrile, neutropenic children with neoplastic disease at low risk for bacteremia and complications of sepsis Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bacteremia
  • Pseudomonas Infections

abstract

  • Children hospitalized for fever and neutropenia who have persistent fever and an ANC of less than 100 after 48 hours are at high risk for morbidity and are more likely to require antibiotic changes and antifungal therapy. Children who initially lack signs of sepsis, are afebrile, and have an ANC of 100 or higher after 48 hours are at low risk for complications and could be selectively discharged on antimicrobials after a 48-hour period of inpatient hospitalization.

publication date

  • February 15, 1996

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0142(19960215)77:4<791::AID-CNCR27>3.0.CO;2-V

PubMed ID

  • 8616774

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 791

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 77

number

  • 4