Levofloxacin Prophylaxis During Induction Therapy for Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Levofloxacin Prophylaxis During Induction Therapy for Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Evidence for safety and efficacy of antibacterial prophylaxis in pediatric leukemia is limited. In this study, levofloxacin prophylaxis during induction therapy for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia reduced other antibiotic exposure and prevented febrile neutropenia, systemic infection, and Clostridium difficile infection. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Clinical Infectious Diseases Oxford University Press

Levofloxacin Prophylaxis During Induction Therapy for Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

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Oxford University Press
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© The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press for the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved. For permissions, e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.
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1058-4838
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1537-6591
D.O.I.
10.1093/cid/cix644
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Abstract

Evidence for safety and efficacy of antibacterial prophylaxis in pediatric leukemia is limited. In this study, levofloxacin prophylaxis during induction therapy for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia reduced other antibiotic exposure and prevented febrile neutropenia, systemic infection, and Clostridium difficile infection.

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Clinical Infectious DiseasesOxford University Press

Published: Nov 13, 2017

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