Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of diffuse large cell lymphoma?

Updated: Jun 12, 2019
  • Author: Shipra Gandhi, MBBS; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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No specific diet is recommended for patients with diffuse large cell lymphoma except a salt restriction when steroids are administered as part of the chemotherapy regimen.

Patients undergoing cytotoxic chemotherapy may develop severe neutropenia, as defined by an absolute neutrophil count of less than 500/µL. These patients should be advised to maintain a low microbial diet for the expected duration of neutropenia.


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