Influenza bij kinderen die chemotherapie ondergaan

Translated title of the contribution: Influenza in children undergoing chemotherapy

G M Goossen, J B M van Woensel, M M van Noesel, H L Zaaijer, M D van de Wetering

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Two paediatric cancer patients were found to have influenza shortly after receiving chemotherapy. Both presented with neutropenic fever. The first patient, a 15-year-old boy with Hodgkin's lymphoma, recovered without complications. The second patient, a 15-month-old-girl with metastatic Wilms' tumour, died due to severe infectious complications. These cases illustrate that common viruses, such as the influenza virus, can cause fulminant secondary infections in immunocompromised patients. Viruses, including the influenza virus, should always be considered as pathogens in patients with neutropenic fever, and influenza vaccination should be considered in these high-risk patients.

Translated title of the contributionInfluenza in children undergoing chemotherapy
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)2154-7
Number of pages4
JournalNederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sept 2007
Externally publishedYes


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