Fever and Neutropenia
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- Febrile neutropenia
- Fever: single oral temp ≥ 38.3°C (101°F) or temp ≥ 38°C (100.4°F) sustained for 1h AND
- Neutropenia: absolute neutrophil count (ANC) < 500 cells/mm3 OR ANC predicted to decrease to < 500 cells/mm3 in 48h
- Caveat: Signs and symptoms typical of bacterial infection (i.e., induration, erythema, pustulation, CXR infiltrates, CSF pleocytosis) may be absent, and course may be fulminant.
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Last updated: April 2, 2017
Spacek, Lisa A. "Fever and Neutropenia." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2017. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540221/all/Fever_and_Neutropenia.
Spacek LA. Fever and Neutropenia. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2017. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540221/all/Fever_and_Neutropenia. Accessed September 15, 2019.
Spacek, L. A. (2017). Fever and Neutropenia. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540221/all/Fever_and_Neutropenia
Spacek LA. Fever and Neutropenia [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2017. [cited 2019 September 15]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540221/all/Fever_and_Neutropenia.
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