Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment | AML Treatment Options

2) Management of infections:

Despite the fact that leukemia patients have an elevated white blood cell count, their immune systems are weak because those cells are not functioning. In fact, those cells are overcrowding the bone marrow, and healthy cells are produced in much lesser numbers. Infections are, therefore, highly probable in leukemia patients and chemotherapy causes the situation to worsen. Any fever in those patients should be of paramount importance, and aggressive treatment of infections is crucial to avoid their mortality, either bacterial, viral or fungal.