Don't Automatically Start Empiric Vancomycin for Febrile Neutropenia

We're getting questions about the best way to treat febrile neutropenia in cancer patients.

These patients have an isolated temp of 101℉ or higher...OR a temp of 100.4℉ or higher for at least an hour...PLUS an absolute neutrophil count (ANC) below 500 cells/mm3.

Treat febrile neutropenia based on patient complication risks.

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