Bacteremia due to viridans streptococcus in neutropenic patients with cancer: clinical spectrum and risk factors.

@article{Bochud1994BacteremiaDT,
  title={Bacteremia due to viridans streptococcus in neutropenic patients with cancer: clinical spectrum and risk factors.},
  author={Pierre-Yves Bochud and P Eggiman and Thierry F Calandra and Guy van Melle and Laylee Saghafi and Patrick B. Francioli},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1994},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={25-31}
}
Between 1988 and 1991, 26 episodes of bacteremia due to viridans streptococci occurred in 25 neutropenic patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy for hematologic malignancies. Complications related to the bacteremia were observed in 10 episodes: unilateral pulmonary infiltrates (4), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) (4), hypotension (3), and endocarditis (2). All patients with ARDS had received high doses of cytosine arabinoside and had bacteremia due to Streptococcus mitis. Death… CONTINUE READING

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