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Prevention of bacterial infection in pediatric oncology: What do we know, what can we learn?

Prevention of bacterial infection in pediatric oncology: What do we know, what can we learn? Bacterial sepsis continues to be a leading cause of morbidity and toxic death in children receiving intensive therapy for cancer. Empiric therapy for suspected infections and treatment of documented infections are well‐established standards of care. The routine use of prophylactic strategies is much less common in pediatric oncology. This paper will review the current literature on the use and risks of antimicrobial prophylaxis as well as non‐pharmacological methods for infection prevention and will address areas in need of further research. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2012; 59: 16–20. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pediatric Blood & Cancer Wiley

Prevention of bacterial infection in pediatric oncology: What do we know, what can we learn?

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
ISSN
1545-5009
eISSN
1545-5017
DOI
10.1002/pbc.23416
pmid
22102612
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Abstract

Bacterial sepsis continues to be a leading cause of morbidity and toxic death in children receiving intensive therapy for cancer. Empiric therapy for suspected infections and treatment of documented infections are well‐established standards of care. The routine use of prophylactic strategies is much less common in pediatric oncology. This paper will review the current literature on the use and risks of antimicrobial prophylaxis as well as non‐pharmacological methods for infection prevention and will address areas in need of further research. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2012; 59: 16–20. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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Pediatric Blood & CancerWiley

Published: Jul 15, 2012

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