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Pediatr Rep. 2011 Feb 24;3(1):e7. doi: 10.4081/pr.2011.e7.

Guidelines for the management of bacterial and fungal infections during chemotherapy for pediatric acute leukemia or solid tumors: what is available in 2010?

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Infectious Diseases Unit, Oncohematology Department, G. Gaslini Children's Hospital, Genoa;

Abstract

Febrile episodes and infections represent important complications during antineoplastic chemotherapy for pediatric neoplastic diseases. In the last years many international association published guidelines for the management of these complications in adults, but no document of this type was prepared for children. One of the major causes of this situation is probably the very low number of pediatric clinical trials with adequate power and design. The paper summarizes guidelines provided for the management of infectious complications in adults with cancer by different international and will comment on how much they may be translated in the management of pediatric patients.

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bacterial; fungal infections.; pediatric leukemia; pediatric solid tumor

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