Overview of empiric antibiotic therapy for the febrile neutropenic patient.

@article{Schimpff1985OverviewOE,
  title={Overview of empiric antibiotic therapy for the febrile neutropenic patient.},
  author={Stephen C. Schimpff},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  year={1985},
  volume={7 Suppl 4},
  pages={S734-40}
}
The febrile neutropenic patient with cancer requires the prompt administration of empirically chosen antibiotic therapy. For many years the choice has usually been an aminoglycoside plus either a cephalosporin or an antipseudomonal penicillin; the exact combination was dependent on local patterns of infection and especially on local patterns of microbial resistance. In the absence of resistance problems, one normally would choose the least expensive aminoglycoside and, probably, the least… CONTINUE READING
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