Last updated: Tuesday, 30, November, 2010
|Key Information||Appropriate Tests|
|The causative organisms of fever presenting in the patient with underlying neutrophenia are listed.|
FBC with diferential WCC; blood culture
Bacterial Septicaemia, especially
Lung infiltrate, Nodules, especially
Bronchial brush, wash: bronchoalveolar lavage if response to appropriate empirical antibiotic regimen has not occurred. Consider CT Guided biopsy.
Mouth, oesophageal ulceration, especially
If response to initial therapy is unsatisfactory: endoscopy with biopsy for microscopy, culture for yeasts, viral detection, culture.
Cannula site infection, especially
Wound swab of cannula site. Culture tip of intravenous cannula.