Is routine computed tomographic scanning justified in the first week of persistent febrile neutropenia in children with malignancies?

@article{Agrawal2011IsRC,
  title={Is routine computed tomographic scanning justified in the first week of persistent febrile neutropenia in children with malignancies?},
  author={Anurag K Agrawal and Neeraj Y Saini and Ginny L Gildengorin and James H. Feusner},
  journal={Pediatric blood & cancer},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={620-4}
}
BACKGROUND Prolonged febrile neutropenia (FN) remains a common problem in pediatric oncology and often leads to empiric computed tomography (CT) of the sinuses, chest, abdomen, and pelvis. Little evidence is available as to the diagnostic utility of CT in this setting. PROCEDURE We performed a retrospective review of all oncology patients admitted to the hospital from January 2004 through December 2008 for FN who had daily fevers with neutropenia for 4 or more consecutive days prompting CT… CONTINUE READING