Until very recently, one new serious infection developed about every two weeks in adults with acute leukemia undergoing remission induction therapy. Nearly 25% had an associated bacteremia; death usually occurred within two to three days of the onset of Gram-negative bacteremia. However, in the past few years certain advances in diagnosis, therapy, and prevention have significantly reduced the number and severity of these serious infections.
KeywordsAcute Leukemia Brush Biopsy Granulocyte Transfusion Indwell Urinary Catheter Absolute Granulocyte Count
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