Antibiotic Therapy With or Without G-CSF in Treating Children With Neutropenia and Fever Caused by Chemotherapy

Trial ID or NCT#



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RATIONALE: Antibiotics may decrease the side effects of neutropenia and fever caused by chemotherapy. Colony-stimulating factors such as G-CSF may increase the number of immune cells found in bone marrow or peripheral blood and may help a person's immune system recover from the side effects of chemotherapy. It is not yet known whether antibiotic therapy plus G-CSF is more effective than antibiotic therapy alone for treating side effects caused by chemotherapy. PURPOSE: Randomized phase III trial to compare the effectiveness of antibiotic therapy with or without G-CSF in treating children who have neutropenia and fever that are caused by chemotherapy.

Official Title

Randomized Comparison Between Antibiotics Alone and Antibiotics Plus Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor in Pediatric Patients With Chemotherapy Induced Febrile Neutropenia

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Younger than 21 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: ALL
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No


Dean W. Felsher