Febrile neutropenia

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Goldstein, H. Febrile neutropenia, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at:

You’re working as the paeds reg overnight at a regional centre when ED phones you about an incoming patient – Josef, 8 – who’s in a delayed intensification cycle of his treatment for ALL and has a fever of 38.6oC. Josef’s last chemotherapy was last week, and an FBC done 2 days ago showed WCC…