Update on bacteraemia in oncology and hematology.

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Update on bacteraemia in oncology and hematology.

Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 2011 Mar;29 Suppl 4:48-53

Authors: Fortún J, Sanz MÁ, Madero L, López J, de la Torre J, Jarque I, Vallejo C

The present article is an update of the literature on bacteraemia in onco-hematologic patients. A multidisciplinary group of Spanish physicians with an interest in this field selected the most important papers published recently. Papers from the fields of basic science, epidemiology, causative microorganisms and clinical syndromes are discussed. Important aspects of these studies include the assessment of different strategies in the management of fever in neutropenic patients and the validation of specific scores. Moreover, early identification of patients at risk of bacterial and of multi-drug resistant infections is a topic of increasing interest.

PMID: 21458720 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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