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septiembre 7, 2020

Management of fever and neutropenia in the adult patient with acute myeloid leukemia

INTRODUCTION: Febrile neutropenia represents one of the most common treatment-associated complications in the management of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and is considered an oncologic emergency. Rapid and detailed workup as well as the initiation of empiric broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy are critical to avoid sepsis and to reduce mortality. Although a definitive source of infection is frequently not identified, the severely immunosuppressed status of the AML patient undergoing cytotoxic…

Aspergillus peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis patients: A systematic review

Fungal peritonitis in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD) is very difficult to treat and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Among fungal pathogens, Aspergillus peritonitis presents a higher mortality rate when compared to Candida peritonitis and its identification as well as appropriate treatment remains a challenge for the physicians. We critical reviewed all published cases in literature of Aspergillus peritonitis in PD patients. The results showed that a total of…