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I have burkett's lymphoma, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It is possible

Usually the treatment for burkett's lymphoma is quite aggressive.
This usually means that your normal white blood cells - which protect you from infection with bacteria may be lower for a longer period of time. The longer they are quite low, the higher the chance of infection that may spread to your blood stream (septicemia).

In brief: It is possible

Usually the treatment for burkett's lymphoma is quite aggressive.
This usually means that your normal white blood cells - which protect you from infection with bacteria may be lower for a longer period of time. The longer they are quite low, the higher the chance of infection that may spread to your blood stream (septicemia).
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Dr. Binu Nair
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

It is an aggressive lymphoma, good chance to be cured if treated right.
And able to get high dose chemo.

In brief: No

It is an aggressive lymphoma, good chance to be cured if treated right.
And able to get high dose chemo.
Dr. Binu Nair
Dr. Binu Nair
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