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Title: Use of computed tomography abdomen and pelvis for investigation of febrile neutropenia in adult haematology patients
Austin Authors: Lim, Hui Yin;Ashby, M;Williams, B;Grigg, Andrew P
Affiliation: Department of Clinical Haematology, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Nov-2016
Publication information: Internal Medicine Journal 2016; 46(11): 1332-1336
Abstract: We retrospectively evaluated the use of computed tomography abdomen and pelvis (CTAP) in febrile neutropenic autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) patients. CTAP was more common in ASCT patients (59%) compared with AML (31%; P  < 0.001). Although abnormal findings were reported in 51%, only 10% resulted in therapy change (addition of anaerobic antibiotic/bowel rest), which would have otherwise been instituted based on clinical grounds. CTAP in these patients rarely provide useful information unsuspected clinically.
DOI: 10.1111/imj.13235
Journal: Internal Medicine Journal
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Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Acute myeloid leukaemia
Autologous stem cell transplant
Computed tomography
Febrile neutropenia
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