Journal Article

Viral isolates during febrile neutropaenia in children with cancer

R Yus, MF Cotton, G Wessels, PB Hesseling, R Bester and EJ van Rensburg

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 46, issue 1, pages 21-24
Published in print February 2000 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online February 2000 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/46.1.21
Viral isolates during febrile neutropaenia in children with cancer

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We prospectively studied South African children with cancer for viral isolates during episodes of febrile neutropaenia. Viruses were found in seven (31.8 per cent) and bacteria in five (22.7 per cent) of 22 episodes. The most common isolate was the herpes simplex virus and the most common source was from nasopharyngeal aspirates. There was no dual detection of viral and bacterial isolates. This study emphasizes the important contribution of viruses to febrile neutropaenia.

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Subjects: Paediatrics

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