[Management of Infection and Febrile Neutropenia in Patients with Solid Cancer].

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[Management of Infection and Febrile Neutropenia in Patients with Solid Cancer].

Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 2015 Aug 13;

Authors: Aguado JM, Cruz JJ, Virizuela JA, Aguilar M, Carmona A, Cassinello J, Gudiol C, Jiménez Fonseca P, Lizasoain M, Marco F, Ruiz I, Ruiz M, Salavert M, Vicente D, Carratalà J

Abstract
A group of experts from the Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (SEIMC) and the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM) have reviewed in this paper the main aspects to be considered in the evaluation of patients with solid cancer and infectious diseases. They have established a series of recommendations on the prevention of the most prevalent infections in these patients, the use of vaccines, the control measures of vascular catheter infection and prevention of infections before certain surgical procedures. Also the criteria for management of febrile neutropenia and the use of colony-stimulating factors were revised. Finally they provide a series of recommendations for the treatment of cancer patients with severe infection. The document is completed with a series of measures for the control of hospital infection.

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