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Infections in Patients With Hematologic Malignancies

John W Wilson and Michelle A Elliott

in Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases Board Review

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199827626
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929641 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199827626.003.0038

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Infections in Patients With Hematologic Malignancies

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The clinical approach to patients with hematologic malignancies and infection requires definition of several patient factors (immunologic competence [or defect], residential environment, and the syndrome), infection factors (its type, location, progress, and pathogen), and treatment factors (medical or surgical or both). Management of patients with hematologic malignancies and infection requires knowledge of general infectious diseases and factors pertaining to the hematologic malignancy, pathophysiology of the hematologic malignancy, types of antineoplastic chemotherapy used in treatment, and immunologic effects of both the malignancy and the associated chemotherapy, and complications and toxicities of both the malignancy and the associated chemotherapy. Diagnosis and treatment of specific infections are reviewed.

Chapter.  6117 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases

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