What is the role of antibiotics in the treatment of pediatric non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: J Martin Johnston, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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If present, fever simply may reflect the underlying malignancy. However, consider beginning empiric, broad-spectrum antibiotic coverage until sepsis or focal infection (eg, due to bowel perforation) is excluded.


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