Severe abdominal infections in neutropenic patients.

  title={Severe abdominal infections in neutropenic patients.},
  author={Marcus Gorschlueter and Axel Glasmacher and Corinna Hahn and Claudia C Leutner and G{\"u}nter Marklein and J{\"u}rgen Remig and I. G. D. Schmidt-Wolf and Tilman Sauerbruch},
  journal={Cancer investigation},
  volume={19 7},
Abdominal infections are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in neutropenic patients. We present a retrospective series of 16 patients, mostly with acute leukemia, who developed severe abdominal infections during chemotherapy-induced neutropenia between 1991 and 1997. The frequency among patients with acute leukemia was 2.35% (13 of 553). Thirteen patients presented with enterocolitis and 3 patients presented with cholecystitis. Eight patients died. Bacteremia was present in 6… CONTINUE READING