Case of the Week: Febrile Neutropenia After Chemotherapy

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A 55-year-old CM is admitted to the hospital with fever for one day. He has a history of unresectable lung cancer (NSCLC) and has completed 6 chemotherapy courses with carboplatin and doxorubicin.

Laboratory results

CBCD and CMP (click to enlarge the images).

WBC is only 1,000 with ANC of 260/mm3.

What would you do next?

Read more here: Febrile Neutropenia in a Patient on Chemotherapy from Clinical Cases and Images.

The image in the upper right corner shows a neutrophil. Source: Wikipedia, GNU Free Documentation License.

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