GIM Question 21

A 65 year old man with known acute myeloid leukemia presents to the emergency department with a temperature of 390C and feeling unwell. A CBC yields a white blood cell count of 0.5×109/L (normal range 4-12×109/L), and an absolute neutrophil count of 0.1×109/L (normal range 2-7×109/L).

  1. What syndrome is this patient exhibiting?
  2. What investigations should be done?
  3. What therapy should this patient receive?

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