Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)?

Updated: Feb 25, 2021
  • Author: Sanjay Vinjamaram, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Answer

The following restrictions apply to patients who are neutropenic, thrombocytopenic, or both:

  • Avoid exposure to or contact with other patients with communicable or infectious diseases
  • Use a soft toothbrush during episodes of neutropenia and thrombocytopenia
  • Do not shave with a razor

Ideally, patients with neutropenia should be admitted directly to a private room and should not stay long in the emergency department for evaluation. All medical personnel should wash hands before and after examining these patients


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