25 years of supportive anti-infective treatment in haemato-oncology

Authors: L. Drgoňa
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika onkohematológie, Lekárska fakulta Univerzity Komenského a Národný onkologický ústav, Bratislava
Published in: Transfuze Hematol. dnes,25, 2019, No. 1, p. 30-33.


Developments and advances in the diagnosis and treatment of haematological malignancies are closely linked to progress in supportive care. Treatment is associated with toxicity and adverse events that can fundamentally influence the effect of antineoplastic therapy. The aim of anti-infective support is to reduce infectious complications preventively or causally once they manifest. Its importance is confirmed by their incorporation into guidelines governing the complex treatment of patients with haematological malignancies. Modern strategies for the prevention and treatment of infections are among the factors have improved not only quality of life but also survival in our patients.


supportive therapy – febrile neutropenia – haematological malignancies – infections – growth factors – invasive fungal infections


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