Infection in Adults with Acute Leukemia

  • Stephen C. Schimpff


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.


Hepatitis Pneumonia Influenza Vancomycin Aspergillus 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen C. Schimpff
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  1. 1.Baltimore Cancer Research Center, National Cancer InstituteUniversity of Maryland HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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