Febrile neutropenia in haematological malignancies.

  title={Febrile neutropenia in haematological malignancies.},
  author={Atul Rai Sharma and Nilesh Lokeshwar},
  journal={Journal of postgraduate medicine},
  volume={51 Suppl 1},
Fever is the principle sign of infection in neutropenic patient and frequently may be the only evidence of infection. The pattern of fever in neutropenia is non-specific and not pathognomonic of any type of infections or non-infectious process and can be suppressed by the antipyretic effects of drugs such as corticosteroids. Neutropenia, resulting from cytotoxic chemotherapy is the most common risk factor for severe infections in hematological malignancies. The duration of neutropenia also… CONTINUE READING