When is consultation with an intensive care specialist indicated 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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Patients with pediatric non-Hodgkin lymphoma frequently present in a tenuous condition because of airway compromise, metabolic derangements, and/or infection. In the initial stages of therapy, the patient's condition may be unstable or deteriorating. Therefore, the support of a pediatric intensive care unit is highly desirable.

If available, a pediatric intensivist should be made aware of the patient in the event that respiratory management or pressor support becomes necessary.


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