Blood cancers

New pattern of infection in myeloma patients

Viral infections have overtaken bacterial infections as the dominant microbiologically-confirmed infections in multiple myeloma patients treated with newer agents. And they’re nasty for vulnerable patients – associated with high rates of hospitalisation (58.0%) and ICU admission (17.2% of hospital-admitted patients). A Melbourne study comprised 148 patients treated with second generation therapies and/or monoclonal antibodies between ...

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