Blood cancers

‘We need to make a change’: fungal infections in paediatric AML remain a challenge

Fluconazole prophylaxis isn’t enough to prevent invasive fungal infections (IFD) in Australian children with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), new findings show. Led by Dr Daniel Yeoh of the Perth Children’s Hospital, the national study found IFD prevalence during primary AML therapy was 20.7% with most (38%) occurring during the first cycle of primary therapy. Most ...

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