Viral infections in paediatric patients receiving conventional cancer chemotherapy.

@article{Simon2008ViralII,
  title={Viral infections in paediatric patients receiving conventional cancer chemotherapy.},
  author={Arne Simon and Oliver Schildgen and Frank Schuster},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2008},
  volume={93 10},
  pages={
          880-9
        }
}
In severely immunocompromised patients, the diagnosis of viral infections relies on PCR/RT-PCR based methods. The availability of these modern diagnostic tools facilitates timely diagnosis and contributes to our increasing knowledge of the epidemiology and clinical spectrum of common and emerging viral pathogens in this highly susceptible population. Viral infections may result in life threatening disease in paediatric cancer patients after stem cell transplantation and also during conventional… CONTINUE READING
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