Flashcards in Heme/Onc ID Deck (8)
Is Fever in a neutropenic patient a big deal?
Yes! medical emergency!
Definition of neutropenic fever?
Single temp > 101.3 or sustained temp > 100.4 for 1 hr. ANC
What should you never do w/ a neutropenic patient?
What is a common etiology of neutropenic fever?
mucositis (usually from gut) 2/2 chemo causes bacteremia.
MC bugs in neutropenic fever?
pseudomonas or MRSA (if port present).
Work up for neutropenic fever?
Blood cx, then started 3rd or 4th gen ceph (ceftazidime or cefipime).
When to add vanc?
Line infection or septic shock