What is the role of IV antibiotics in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)?

Updated: May 26, 2020
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Intravenous (IV) antibiotics should be given to all febrile patients. At a minimum, antibiotics should include broad-spectrum coverage, such as that provided by a third-generation cephalosporin with or without vancomycin. In addition to this minimum, additional antibiotics should be given to treat specific documented or suspected infections.


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