Evolving concepts in the management of patients with neutropenia and fever
Robin K. Avery, MD
Department of Infectious Disease, Cleveland Clinic
David L. Longworth, MD
Department of Infectious Disease, Cleveland Clinic; Associate Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Address: Robin K. Avery, MD, Department of Infectious Disease, Desk S-32, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195: firstname.lastname@example.org
Much has changed in the treatment of patients with fever and neutropenia, including the patterns of microbial flora and drug resistance and the drugs used. More patients now have indwelling central venous catheters, exposing them to new types of infections. This article reviews the recent treatment guidelines published by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.