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Cancer Nursing:
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The compromised host Deficit-specific infection and the spectrum of prevention.

Gurevich, Inge R.N., M.A., C.I.C.; Tafuro, Patricia R.N., B.S.N., C.I.C.

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Abstract

Infections are still the major cause of death in the compromised host. Unfortunately, not all are avoidable. There is, however, a wide spectrum of nursing measures available for prevention of such infections. Measures should be tailored to prevent the specific infections that are common to each particular deficit, whether this is due to the patient's underlying disease or to the therapeutic modalities used.

(C) Lippincott-Raven Publishers.

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