Category: BMT

Neutropenic Fever – I Need The Vancz

Neutropenic fever, defined as a single temperature 38.3C (101F) OR 38.0C (100.4F) for one hour in patients whose granulocyte count are <500 cells OR <1000 cells with an expected decline to <500 over the next 48 hours. This is actually a fairly frequent occurrence in those who undergo intensive chemotherapy, especially in hematological malignancies, which

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Crash and Burn: CMV Pneumonitis in Hematological Malignancies

What is this? I am writing about a topic related to transplant infectious diseases? Something has to be going on! I had originally intended to write about CMV serostatus and risk of organ rejection in SOT patients, but that was a more difficult topic to tackle (just like that HTLV-1 post; yeah that one is

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Chagas Disease Reactivation – What to Watch Out For

Primary infection with T. cruzi, also known as American trypanosomiasis, is generally asymptomatic with a small percentage having non-specific symptoms such as fever, malaise, lymphadenopathy, and in certain cases, a Chagoma. The vast majority of people go on to develop an “intermediate” form of the disease, where serology is positive but there is no sign

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