Pneumonia in the immunocompromised pediatric cancer patient

Kathleen Neville, Jamie Renbarger, Zo Ann Dreyer

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Infectious complications including pneumonia remain a major obstacle to survival in children with cancer. Pulmonary infections usually arise from aspiration of pathogens from the upper airways or from hematogenous spread. Pathogens include bacteria, Pneumocystis carinii, viruses, and fungi. In this article, we review in detail the pathogenic basis, evaluation, and management of pneumonia in the immunocompromised pediatric cancer patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-32
Number of pages12
JournalSeminars in Respiratory Infections
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 27 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Microbiology (medical)

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