Canterbury DHB


Supportive Care

This is similar but not identical to AML. This is to some extent individualised depending on the type of treatment the patient is receiving:

Treatment of established or suspected bacterial, fungal, herpetic infections, Toxoplasmosis, and PCP.

Emergencies in Acute Leukaemia

Complications of acute leukaemia and its treatment are an important cause of mortality and morbidity. They include:

An expert review of managing these conditions was published in 2012. See Zuckerman, T., C. Ganzel, et al. (2012). "How I treat hematologic emergencies in adults with acute leukemia." Blood 120(10): 1993-2002.

About this Canterbury DHB document (4420):

Document Owner:

Peter Ganly (see Who's Who)

Last Reviewed:

December 2021

Next Review:

December 2024


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Topic Code: 4420