Children with cancer are at high risk for opportunistic infections due to immune deficits associated with malignancy and chemotherapy. A wide spectrum of malignancies arise in pediatric patients and treatment regimens are tailored to patient- and disease-specific characteristics. Thus, the risk for developing infectious diseases varies among pediatric oncology patients. This chapter provides information regarding common malignancies of childhood, treatment regimens and their side effects, and an approach to assessing risk of infection in children with cancer.
|Title of host publication||Pediatric Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2020|
- Childhood cancer
- Opportunistic infections
- Pediatric oncology
- Stem cell transplantation