WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NEUTROPENIA AND RISK FOR INFECTION

NEUTROPENIA AND RISK FOR INFECTION

What are
the  signs and symptoms  of an infection?

For patients
with neutropenia, even a minor infection can quickly become serious. Call your
doctor right away if you have:

• Fever that is 100.4°F (38°C) or higher for more than one hour,
or a one-time temperature of 101° F or higher.

• Chills and sweats.

• Change in cough or new cough.

• Sore throat or new mouth sore.

• Shortness of breath.

• Nasal congestion.

• Stiff neck.

• Burning or pain with urination.

• Unusual vaginal discharge or
irritation.

• Increased urination.

• Redness, soreness, or swelling in any
area, including surgical wounds and ports.

• Diarrhea.

• Vomiting.

• Pain in the abdomen or rectum.

• New onset of pain.

• Changes in skin, urination, or mental
status.

Content source: Division of Cancer Prevention and Control,, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

(Note – This news is not a medical consultation in any case. This is a Press Not. You can not make any decision based on this
news story. Do not become a doctor yourself, consult a qualified doctor.)

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