Ciprofloxacin prophylaxis in children with acute leukemia in an era of increasing antibiotic resistance.

@article{Castagnola2013CiprofloxacinPI,
  title={Ciprofloxacin prophylaxis in children with acute leukemia in an era of increasing antibiotic resistance.},
  author={Elio Castagnola and Cristina Moroni and Roberto Bandettini and Daniela Caprino and Riccardo Haupt},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={581}
}
W read with great interest the results of the randomized placebo-controlled trial from Laoprasopwattana and coworkers regarding the effectiveness of ciproflaxacin prophylaxis for preventing fever in neutropenic children with acute leukemia or lymphoma. In this study, there was a 23% reduction of febrile episodes in patients receiving ciprofloxacin, with a… CONTINUE READING