haematology

Antibacterial prophylaxis backed for children with leukaemia during chemo

Antibiotic prophylaxis reduces the risk of bacteraemia for children with acute leukaemia undergoing chemotherapy, results from a multicentre phase III trial suggest. However, antibiotic prophylaxis does not significantly reduce the likelihood of bacteraemia in children undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) Bacteraemia is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children with leukaemia who ...

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