Managing neutropenic sepsisBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3960 (Published 29 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3960
- S Michael Crawford, consultant medical oncologist1
- 1Airedale General Hospital, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD20 6TD
The fever of flu may mimic neutropenic fever. Therefore a policy for managing fever during the A/H1N1 flu pandemic in patients with cancer who are receiving chemotherapy has been developed with detailed advice from Professor Nick Phin and Dr Hongxin Zhao of the Health Protection Agency.
Patients receiving chemotherapy who develop a fever should telephone the emergency …