Abdominal infections in patients with acute leukaemia: a prospective study applying ultrasonography and microbiology.

@article{Gorschlueter2002AbdominalII,
  title={Abdominal infections in patients with acute leukaemia: a prospective study applying ultrasonography and microbiology.},
  author={Marcus Gorschlueter and G{\"u}nter Marklein and K. -H. H{\"o}fling and Ricarda E Clarenbach and Stefanie Baumgartner and Corinna Hahn and Carsten G Ziske and Ulrich J. M. Mey and Ricarda Heller and Anna Maria Eis-Huebinger and Tilman Sauerbruch and Ingo G. H. Schmidt-Wolf and Axel Glasmacher},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  year={2002},
  volume={117 2},
  pages={351-8}
}
A prospective study of 62 chemotherapy-induced neutropenic episodes in patients with acute leukaemia was conducted to determine the incidence and causes of abdominal infections, and to assess the diagnostic value of the combined use of ultrasonography (US) and microbiology. Each patient underwent US of liver, gallbladder and complete bowel before chemotherapy, on days 2-4 after the end of chemotherapy and in cases of fever, diarrhoea or abdominal pain. US was combined with a standardized… CONTINUE READING

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