Infections in Children with Malignant Disease

  • W. T. Hughes
Part of the UICC International Union Against Cancer book series (1360)


The immunosuppressed child with cancer is constantly at risk for infectious disease. The extent of susceptibility is dependent upon the integrity of the various components of the immune system and the virulence and number of microbes to which the individual is exposed. The type and stage of the malignancy, extent of anticancer and antimicrobial therapy, frequency of exposure to infectious agents, duration of hospitalization and nutritional status of the host determine the risk for infection.


Systemic Fungal Infection Streptococcus Viridans Granulocyte Transfusion Adenine Arabinoside Ecthyma Gangrenosum 
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