Therapy of infections in acute leukemia

  • Jean Klastersky


Neutropenia is a major factor predisposing the patient with leukemia to severe bacterial infections. In neutropenics, bacterial infections are most often due to gram negative bacilli (Ps. aeruginosa, E. coli, Klebsiella sp. ) and originate from sites such as lungs, pharynx, gastro-intestinal tract, perineal region and skin. Very often bacteremia is associated with these infections.


Antimicrobial Therapy Severe Infection Empiric Therapy Neutropenic Patient Synergistic Combination 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Klastersky
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  1. 1.Institut Jules BordetBrusselsBelgium

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