Infections in acute myeloid leukemia: an analysis of 382 febrile episodes.

@article{Gupta2010InfectionsIA,
  title={Infections in acute myeloid leukemia: an analysis of 382 febrile episodes.},
  author={Ajay Gupta and Mansher Singh and Harkirat Singh and Lalit Kumar and Atul Rai Sharma and Sameer Bakhshi and Vinod Raina and Sanjay Prayagraj Thulkar},
  journal={Medical oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={1037-45}
}
Neutropenic fever is an important cause of morbidity and mortality during therapy of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We retrospectively analyzed 382 febrile episodes encountered during induction and consolidation chemotherapy to determine the potential etiology, microbiologic spectrum, response/resistance to antibiotics and outcome. Between May, 2001 and December, 2006, 95 patients with de novo non-M3 AML received remission induction chemotherapy followed by consolidation in those who achieved… CONTINUE READING