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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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Consensus on management of children with cancer, neutropenia and fever: Update 2008-2009. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2010, vol.108, n.2. ISSN 0325-0075.

Oncologic patients are more exposed to infecto-contagious diseases (produced by bacteria, virus, fungi, and parasites) related to the own oncologic disease and chemotherapy. Neutropenia is frequent and directly related with infection risk. Approximately, 80% of patients with an absolute neutrophil count < 500 will have a febrile episode, and 20% of those with a count < 100 will have bacteremia and increased risk of infections. Patient categorization, search for organisms through conventional and biomolecular techniques, plus adequate antiinfectious treatment, directly impact on morbidity and mortality.

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