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Flashcards in Immunocompromised Patients Deck (4)
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1

How would you define neutropenic fever?

Neutrophils <0.5 OR <1.0 and falling rapidly

AND

Temperature 38+C or <36C on two occasions, 30 minutes apart

2

Which antibiotics would you use for neutropenia plus sepsis?

IV piperacillin/tazobactam

3

Which antibiotics would you use for neutropenia with a SIRS score of 2+, or a NEWS score of 5+?

IV piperacillin/tazobactam, PLUS
IV gentamicin

4

Which antibiotics would you use for neutropenic sepsis if the patient had a true penicillin allergy?

IV vancomycin, PLUS
IV gentamicin, PLUS
IV ciprofloxacin