[Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor in the treatment of febrile neutropenia].

  title={[Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor in the treatment of febrile neutropenia].},
  author={Manuel Antonio L{\'o}pez-Hern{\'a}ndez and Rosa Mar{\'i}a Jim{\'e}nez-Alvarado and Rafael J Borbolla-Escoboza and J de Diego Flores-Chapa and Martha Alvarado-Ibarra and M Gonz{\'a}lez-Avante and M E Trueba-Chrysti and I Anaya-Cu{\'e}llar},
  journal={Gaceta medica de Mexico},
  volume={136 2},
PURPOSE To determine whether granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) used in addition to antibiotic therapy, in patients with chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia shortens the period of fever, neutropenia and hospitalization. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study was prospective. Patients with lymphoblastic acute leukemia (LAL) were included. They received intensive chemotherapy of induction, intensification, or consolidation. At random, a group received amikacin-ceftriaxone; if no had… CONTINUE READING

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