Use of Antimicrobial Agents in Neutropenic Patients with Cancer

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

February 15, 2011

Last Updated Month/Year

January 11, 2023

Supplemental Implementation Tools

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Hospital

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Diagnosis, Assessment and screening, Treatment, Management, Prevention

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D064147 - Febrile Neutropenia, D005334 - Fever, D009503 - Neutropenia


neutropenia, neutropenic fever, Fever and Neutropenia

Source Citation

Alison G. Freifeld, Eric J. Bow, Kent A. Sepkowitz, Michael J. Boeckh, James I. Ito, Craig A. Mullen, Issam I. Raad, Kenneth V. Rolston, Jo-Anne H. Young, John R. Wingard, Clinical Practice Guideline for the Use of Antimicrobial Agents in Neutropenic Patients with Cancer: 2010 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 52, Issue 4, 15 February 2011, Pages e56–e93, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cir073