Bacteremia in febrile nonneutropenic pediatric oncology patients.

  title={Bacteremia in febrile nonneutropenic pediatric oncology patients.},
  author={Michael J. Kelly and Patrick M. Vivier and Tali M Panken and Cindy L. Schwartz},
  journal={Pediatric blood & cancer},
  volume={54 1},
BACKGROUND We sought to determine the risk of bacteremia in a cohort of outpatient febrile nonneutropenic pediatric oncology patients and to assess clinical characteristics that may influence decisions regarding empiric antibiotic therapy. PROCEDURE A single institution retrospective cohort study was performed of outpatient pediatric oncology patients presenting with fever, a central venous catheter, and an absolute neutrophil count (ANC) of >/=500/microl over a 6-year period. We also… CONTINUE READING


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