National guidelines are needed for the management of paediatric febrile neutropenia (FN), according to the Australian Predicting Infectious ComplicatioNs in Children with Cancer (PICNICC) study group. The call follows a study of aminoglycoside use in children with febrile neutropenia which challenges the empiric use of this class of antibiotics and the variation in hospital-and state-based ...
Caution on aminoglycoside use after study shows increase risk in kids with febrile neutropenia
By Mardi Chapman
17 Sep 2020