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I have leukemia, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: It is possible

Leukemia itself may reduce your white blood cells that fight infection (granulocytes) but many of the treatments we use to destroy these leukemia cells also reduce your normal granulocytes.
This can increase your chance of infection and spread to the blood stream (sepsis). Antibiotics offer some protection from this happening.

In brief: It is possible

Leukemia itself may reduce your white blood cells that fight infection (granulocytes) but many of the treatments we use to destroy these leukemia cells also reduce your normal granulocytes.
This can increase your chance of infection and spread to the blood stream (sepsis). Antibiotics offer some protection from this happening.
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. Binu Nair
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: No

Leukemis is blood cancer, depending on the type, u need treatment urgently, there are many type of leukemia.
Some need treatment right away, but some can be observed and treat later or may never need.M.

In brief: No

Leukemis is blood cancer, depending on the type, u need treatment urgently, there are many type of leukemia.
Some need treatment right away, but some can be observed and treat later or may never need.M.
Dr. Binu Nair
Dr. Binu Nair
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