SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.27 issue3Experiencia del Hospital Universitario de Salamanca en el tratamiento sistémico adyuvante del cáncer de mama locorregional: Resultados de un protocolo asistencial tras 7 años de seguimientoMetástasis ovárica de melanona maligno de tumor primario de origen desconocido author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Oncología (Barcelona)

Print version ISSN 0378-4835


ORUEZABAL MORENO, M. J.  and  BURON FERNANDEZ, M. R.. Fiebre secundaria a citostáticos. Oncología (Barc.) [online]. 2004, vol.27, n.3, pp.39-44. ISSN 0378-4835.

PURPOSE: Fever is a very common clinical sign in regular clinical practice. Drugs are responsible for only a small part of the incidence. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The clinical features of 85 cases of fever diagnosed in 2001 and 2002 in the Medical Oncology Department of our hospital were evaluated and classified into five groups, according to their etiology. RESULTS: The findings were the following: 39 patients presented neutropenic fever, 30 cases had fever due to a non-neutropenic infections, in 5 patients fever was of tumor origin, and in 11 cases fever was caused by drugs, 6 of them of early appearance, and the other 5 of late appearance. CONCLUSIONS: A comprehensive understanding of the hypersensitivity events promoted by cytostatic drugs would avoid needless administration of antibiotics and doing unnecessary tests. It can also help to know the pathogenesis of drug allergy.

Keywords : Fever; Allergy; Drugs fever.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License