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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Synonyms and keywords: F and N; fever and neutropenia; FN; hot and low; hot leuk; neutropenic fever; neutropenic fever syndrome; neutropenic sepsis

Overview[edit]

Historical Perspective[edit]

Pathophysiology[edit]

Causes[edit]

Epidemiology and Demographics[edit]

Risk Factors[edit]

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis[edit]

Diagnosis[edit]

Diagnostic Criteria | Initial Assessment | History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Laboratory Findings | CT | Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment[edit]

Medical Therapy | Primary Prevention

Guideline Sources[edit]

  • Clinical Practice Guideline for the Use of Antimicrobial Agents in Neutropenic Patients with Cancer: 2010 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America[1]
  • Antimicrobial Prophylaxis and Outpatient Management of Fever and Neutropenia in Adults Treated for Malignancy: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline[2]
  • Guideline for the Management of Fever and Neutropenia in Children with Cancer and/or Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplantation: American Society of Clinical Oncology Endorsement[3]
  • Prevention and Treatment of Cancer-Related Infections: National Comprehensive Cancer Network Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology[4]
  • Management of Febrile Neutropenia: European Society for Medical Oncology Clinical Recommendations[5]

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