Chapter 15. Infections in Neutropenic Hosts

  1. Mark Loeb BSc, MD, MSc, FRCPC Professor4,5,
  2. Fiona Smaill MB, ChB, FRCPC Department Chair Professor of Pathology4 and
  3. Marek Smieja MD, DIP, MSc, PhD, FRCPC Associate Professor4,6
  1. Stuart J. Rosser MD, MPH Assistant Professor1 and
  2. Eric J. Bow MD, MSc Professor Head Director2,3

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301601.ch15

Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition

How to Cite

Rosser, S. J. and Bow, E. J. (2009) Infections in Neutropenic Hosts, in Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition (eds M. Loeb, F. Smaill and M. Smieja), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301601.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  2. 5

    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  3. 6

    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

  2. 2

    Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

  3. 3

    Department of Medical Oncology and Haematology, Infection Control Services, CancerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170260

Online ISBN: 9781444301601

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Keywords:

  • infections in neutropenic hosts;
  • acute myeloid leukemia (AML);
  • febrile neutropenic episode;
  • non-antimicrobial measures - preventing infections in patients with established or anticipated neutropenia;
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA);
  • fluoroquinolones - for antibacterial prophylaxis in hematological malignancies;
  • association of infection-related morbidity with treatment-emergent neutropenia in oncology populations;
  • assessment and management of febrile neutropenic episode;
  • choice and duration of empirical antibacterial therapy;
  • infections of intravascular devices

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The febrile neutropenic episode

  • Measures to prevent infection in the neutropenic host

  • Assessment and management of the febrile neutropenic episode

  • Spectrum of bacterial infections in neutropenic cancer patients

  • Selected infectious problems in the neutropenic host

  • References