C. PHARMACOLOGIC INTERVENTIONS

77. The answer is d.

Contraindications to ambulatory oral antimicrobial therapy for treatment of fever in neutropenic patients include hematologic malignancy, blood and marrow transplantation, suspected pneumonia, history of invasive fungal infection, active malignant disease, serious comorbid health conditions, and hospital-acquired infections. CNPP, Page 839.

78. The answer is a.

Aggressive antiviral therapy with acyclovir is commonly used for up to a full year following stem cell transplant. CNPP, Page 593; CSM, Page 143.

79. The answer is c.

Patients with HIV and neutropenia, who have had prolonged treatment with corticosteroids, or who have had prolonged immunosuppression should be assessed for the development ...

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