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Neutropenic sepsis

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Martina Muscat, Jonathan Pattinson
Foundation Years Journal, volume 2, issue 8, p.18 (123Doc Education, London, October 2008)


The haematology ward calls you to see a 40-year-old man who called in earlier with a 3-hour history of a fever above 37.8C. He is known to have Acute Myeloid Leukemia and had chemotherapy a few days ago.

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Martina Muscat

F1 In Clinical Haematology
Dept of Haematology
Wycombe Hospital
Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Jonathan Pattinson (Corresponding author)

Consultant Haematologist
Dept of Haematology
Wycombe Hospital
Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust


1. Gregory KR. Fever in the neutropenic adult patient with cancer. June 2008
2. Hoffbrand AV, Pettit Je, Moss PAH. Essential Haematology 5th edn 2006. Blackwell Publishing, 147–152.


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