Title

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

Year of Publication

2012

Number of Pages

16-20

Date Published

2012 Jul 15

ISSN Number

1545-5017

Abstract

<p>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.</p>

DOI

10.1002/pbc.23416

Alternate Title

Pediatr Blood Cancer

PMID

22102612

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