Neutropenic Enterocolitis Questions & Answers

Updated: May 18, 2021
  • Author: Keith Sultan, MD, FACG; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is neutropenic enterocolitis?

What is the pathology of neutropenic enterocolitis?

What causes neutropenic enterocolitis?

What is the prevalence of neutropenic enterocolitis in the US?

What is the global prevalence of neutropenic enterocolitis?

What are the racial and sexual predilections of neutropenic enterocolitis?

Which patient groups has the highest prevalence of neutropenic enterocolitis?

What is the prognosis of neutropenic enterocolitis?

What are the complications of neutropenic enterocolitis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of neutropenic enterocolitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of neutropenic enterocolitis?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of neutropenic enterocolitis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Neutropenic Enterocolitis?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of neutropenic enterocolitis?

What is the role of radiography in the workup of neutropenic enterocolitis?

What is the role of ultrasonography in the workup of neutropenic enterocolitis?

What is the role of CT scanning in the workup of neutropenic enterocolitis?

What is the role of endoscopic procedures in the workup of neutropenic enterocolitis?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of neutropenic enterocolitis?

Treatment

How is neutropenic enterocolitis treated?

What is included in conservative management of neutropenic enterocolitis?

Which dietary and activity modifications are used in the treatment of neutropenic enterocolitis?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of neutropenic enterocolitis?

What is the role of antibiotic prophylaxis in the treatment of neutropenic enterocolitis?

What is the role of hemicolectomy in the treatment of neutropenic enterocolitis?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of neutropenic enterocolitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antifungal Agents are used in the treatment of Neutropenic Enterocolitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Neutropenic Enterocolitis?