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1

What is the definition of Neutropenic fever ? What is the ANC value?



- Fever >38.3 or recurrent temo of >38

- Polys (neutrophil) + bands cells

2

How does inflammation present in the absence of neutrophils??

- Inflammation is EXTREMELY SUBTLE! Cannot generate an inflammatory response. This could be an emergency!

3

In what situation is the rectal exam contraindicated?

- no rectum, no finger, or they have neutropenic fever.