Tag Brian T. Fisher

Infectious Disease in the Pediatric Cancer Patient

Introduction Infections are important issues faced by children with cancer. Invasive bacterial and fungal infections are problematic mainly in those receiving intensive treatment. Viruses may also be life-threatening in specific circumstances. Furthermore, non–life-threatening infections such as upper respiratory tract infection…

Bacterial Infections

Introduction Bacterial skin infections in neonates and infants can present differently from those in older children, based on several factors: (1) the nature of the pathogen; (2) the developmental stage of the infant when infection is acquired: early (first or…