Pancytopenia in the cancer patient

♦ Neutropenia—life-threatening bacterial infections

♦ Associated with—poor nutrition

—mucosal barrier defects —abnormal host colonization

♦ Qualitative and quantitative defects

♦ Defects in chemotaxis, neutrophil degranulation

Table 33.2 Most common micro-organisms in neutropenic patients

Gram-negative bacilli

Gram-positive bacilli

Fungi

E. coli

Staphylococcus aureus

Candida spp

Klebsiella spp

Staphylococcus epidermidis

Aspergillus spp

Enterobacter spp

Streptococcus pneumoniae

Mucorales

Proteus spp

Viridans streptococci

P. aeroginosa

Enterococci Corynebacterium

Was this article helpful?

0 0

Post a comment