Considerations on antimicrobial prophylaxis in patients with lymphoproliferative diseases: A SEIFEM group position paper

Livio Pagano, Elena De Carolis, Marianna Criscuolo, Mario Tumbarello, Alessandro Busca, Chiara Cattaneo, Gianpaolo Nadali, Massimo Offidani, Marco Picardi, Anna Candoni, Eleonora Ceresoli, Mario Delia, Roberta Della Pepa, Ilaria Del Principe, Roma. Rosa Fanci, Francesca Farina, Nicola Fracchiolla, Claudia Giordano, Michele Malagola, Francesco MarchesiMonica Piedimonte, Lucia Prezioso, Angela Maria Quinto, Angelica Spolzino, Maria Chiara Tisi, Fabio Trastulli, Enrico Maria Trecarichi, Patrizia Zappasodi

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Abstract

The therapeutic armamentarium for the treatment of patients with lymphoproliferative diseases has grown considerably over the most recent years, including a large use of new immunotherapeutic agents. As a consequence, the epidemiology of infectious complications in this group of patients is poorly documented, and even more importantly, the potential benefit of antimicrobial prophylaxis remains a matter of debate when considering the harmful effect from the emergence of multidrug resistant pathogens. The present position paper is addressed to all hematologists treating patients affected by lymphoproliferative malignancies with the aim to provide clinicians with a useful tool for the prevention of bacterial, fungal and viral infections.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103203-103213
Number of pages11
JournalCRITICAL REVIEWS IN ONCOLOGY HEMATOLOGY
Volume158
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Antimicrobial prophylaxis
  • Antimicrobial stewardship.
  • Bacterial
  • Fungal and viral infections
  • Humans
  • Lymphoproliferative Disorders
  • Lymphoproliferative disorders

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