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1

Is Fever in a neutropenic patient a big deal?

Yes! medical emergency!

2

Definition of neutropenic fever?

Single temp > 101.3 or sustained temp > 100.4 for 1 hr. ANC

3

What should you never do w/ a neutropenic patient?

DRE

4

What is a common etiology of neutropenic fever?

mucositis (usually from gut) 2/2 chemo causes bacteremia.

5

MC bugs in neutropenic fever?

pseudomonas or MRSA (if port present).

6

Work up for neutropenic fever?

Blood cx, then started 3rd or 4th gen ceph (ceftazidime or cefipime).

7

When to add vanc?

Line infection or septic shock

8

When to add amphoB

if no improvement and no source found in 5 days