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Challenges in the management of paediatric febrile neutropenia

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Roderick Skinner

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Abstract

Children undergoing treatment for malignancy have excellent survival rates which now approach 75%. In most cases, children who die following treatment for cancer do so of their disease, but despite huge improvements in supportive care, one in six of the deaths within 5 years of diagnosis are due to the complications of therapy. One such life-threatening complication remains infection, frequently presenting as the occurrence of fever with neutropenia. This paper explores the issues around prevention of febrile neutropenia and risk stratification of new episodes, reviews recent advances in the field of febrile neutropenia and highlights current research which may directly improve patient care. © 2009 Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.


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Author(s): Phillips B, Skinner R, Lane S, Chisholm J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Current Pediatric Reviews

Year: 2009

Volume: 5

Issue: 4

Pages: 229-233

ISSN (print): 1573-3963

ISSN (electronic): 1875-6336

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/157339609791317306

DOI: 10.2174/157339609791317306


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