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Neutropenic Fever

The WBC mandates respect in leukemia and childhood cancers...let us take a minute to review the current recommendations for initial management of Neutropenic Fever.

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EM Cases: Fever in the Returning Traveler

You might be thinking that it’s impossible to learn all the thousands of details of the dozens of different tropical diseases – true. However, in the ED, while we don’t need to know every detail of every tropical disease, and don’t necessarily need to make the exact diagnosis right away, we do need to have a rational, organized approach to diagnosing and managing fever in the returning traveler, so that we can identify some of the more common serious illnesses like Malaria, Dengue and Typhoid fever, and start timely treatment in the ED.