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Treatment of Infection in Haematology Patients

Prompt detection and treatment of infection in patients with blood diseases is of crucial importance. Infections are more common in these patients since many of these diseases predispose to infection. In addition, intensive treatment further reduces the patient's defence against infection. The clinical circumstances influence to some extent what type of infection is most likely. For example, fungal infections are a particular problem in prolonged and severe neutropenia. The prolonged immunosuppression that is seen after ALL protocols or purine analogues such as fludarabine predispose to pneumocystis infection.

In This Section

Management of the Septic Immunosuppressed Patient

Treatment of Fungal Infections

Treatment of Herpetic Infections

Respiratory Tract Infections

Diarrhoea and C. difficile

Toxoplasmosis - Treatment

Pneumocystis Pneumonia

Acquired CMV Infection - Treatment

About this Canterbury DHB document (4994):

Document Owner:

Andrew Butler (see Who's Who)

Last Reviewed:

May 2021

Next Review:

May 2023


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Topic Code: 4994