Blood cancers

Prophylactic antibiotics could benefit patients with newly diagnosed myeloma

Newly diagnosed patients with myeloma who are about to start treatment may benefit from a fixed course of prophylactic antibiotics to prevent Pneumocystis pneumonia, new research suggests.  The double-blind phase III randomised TEAMM trial of almost 1,000 newly diagnosed patients showed that a 12-week course of levofloxacin (500mg daily) during myeloma treatment reduced the incidence ...

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