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Oral Antibiotics for Low-Risk Chemotherapy Patients


Hospitalized neutropenic patients at low risk for complications can be effectively treated during febrile episodes with oral agents, avoiding the expense of intravenous therapy.


Freifeld A et al. A double-blind comparison of empirical oral and intravenous antibiotic therapy for low-risk febrile patients with neutropenia during cancer chemotherapy. N Engl J Med. 1999;341:305–11.