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Cytokines and biological response modifiers in the treatment of infection

  • Brigitta U. Mueller
  • Phillip A. Pizzo
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR)

Abstract

Patients undergoing myelosuppressive cancer therapy (chemotherapy or radiation) are at an increased risk to develop potentially life-threatening infections. The incidence appears to be strongly correlated with the duration and degree of absolute neutropenia [1]. A neutrophil count of <500 cells/mm3, and especially of <100 cells/mm3, carries an increased risk for fever and bacterial infections, and a prolonged duration of neutropenia increases the risk for fungal and other infectious complications [2, 3, 4, 5, 6].

Keywords

Febrile Neutropenia Chronic Granulomatous Disease Biological Response Modifier Congenital Neutropenia Intensive Induction Chemotherapy 
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  • Brigitta U. Mueller
  • Phillip A. Pizzo

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