A Cluster of Cefepime-induced Neutropenia during Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy.
Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Dec 24;:
Authors: Foong KS, Hsueh K, Bailey TC, Luong L, Iqbal A, Hoehner C, Connor L, Casabar E, Lane M, Burnett Y, Ritchie D, Krekel T, Newland H, Weilmuenster L, Heuring B, Durkin MJ, Hamad Y
A cluster of cefepime-induced neutropenia (CIN) was identified from June 2017 to May 2018 in a regional outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy population. Our data suggest prolonged courses of cefepime (≥2 weeks) administered by rapid intravenous push were associated with a higher risk of CIN.
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