Viridans streptococcal bacteraemia in patients with haematological and solid malignancies.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/107873
Title:
Viridans streptococcal bacteraemia in patients with haematological and solid malignancies.
Authors:
Burden, A David; Oppenheim, Beryl A; Crowther, Derek; Howell, Anthony ( 0000-0002-6233-719X ) ; Morgenstern, Godfrey R; Scarffe, J Howard; Thatcher, Nick
Abstract:
Thirty-three episodes of septicaemia caused by viridans streptococci are reported in 32 adults under treatment for malignant diseases. The underlying diseases were acute leukaemia (17), lymphoma (4), myeloma (1), small cell carcinoma of the bronchus (6), carcinoma of the breast (2) and carcinoma of the stomach (2). Important predisposing factors included severe neutropenia and oral mucositis due to intensive chemotherapeutic regimens. There was a poor response to standard empirical antibiotics and a mortality of 12%. A role for prophylactic penicillin in high risk groups is suggested.
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Oncology, Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute, Manchester, U.K.
Citation:
Viridans streptococcal bacteraemia in patients with haematological and solid malignancies. 1991, 27 (4):409-11 Eur. J. Cancer
Journal:
European Journal of Cancer
Issue Date:
1991
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/107873
DOI:
10.1016/0277-5379(91)90373-L
PubMed ID:
1828167
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0959-8049
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBurden, A Daviden
dc.contributor.authorOppenheim, Beryl Aen
dc.contributor.authorCrowther, Dereken
dc.contributor.authorHowell, Anthonyen
dc.contributor.authorMorgenstern, Godfrey Ren
dc.contributor.authorScarffe, J Howarden
dc.contributor.authorThatcher, Nicken
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-17T10:48:44Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-17T10:48:44Z-
dc.date.issued1991-
dc.identifier.citationViridans streptococcal bacteraemia in patients with haematological and solid malignancies. 1991, 27 (4):409-11 Eur. J. Canceren
dc.identifier.issn0959-8049-
dc.identifier.pmid1828167-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/0277-5379(91)90373-L-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/107873-
dc.description.abstractThirty-three episodes of septicaemia caused by viridans streptococci are reported in 32 adults under treatment for malignant diseases. The underlying diseases were acute leukaemia (17), lymphoma (4), myeloma (1), small cell carcinoma of the bronchus (6), carcinoma of the breast (2) and carcinoma of the stomach (2). Important predisposing factors included severe neutropenia and oral mucositis due to intensive chemotherapeutic regimens. There was a poor response to standard empirical antibiotics and a mortality of 12%. A role for prophylactic penicillin in high risk groups is suggested.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectCanceren
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAnti-Infective Agents-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshLymphoproliferative Disorders-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshNeoplasms-
dc.subject.meshSepsis-
dc.subject.meshStreptococcal Infections-
dc.titleViridans streptococcal bacteraemia in patients with haematological and solid malignancies.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Medical Oncology, Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute, Manchester, U.K.en
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Canceren

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