Profile of infections in newly diagnosed patients with acute leukemia during the induction phase of treatment.

@article{Sayed2009ProfileOI,
  title={Profile of infections in newly diagnosed patients with acute leukemia during the induction phase of treatment.},
  author={Hany Abdel Rahman Sayed and Hadir Ahmed El-Mahallawy and Ahmed Maher Kaddah and Heba T Ismael and Sally M Talaat},
  journal={Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={
          315-22
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Acute leukemia is the most common pediatric malignancy. Despite the significant progress in the treatment of infectious complications, infection-related morbidity and mortality continue to be of great importance. Prompt initiation of the appropriate empiric antibiotic treatment has improved infection outcome. The aim of the present study is to assess the type, frequency, and severity of infectious complications in a cohort of pediatric cancer patients treated at a single… CONTINUE READING

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