Defining invasive fungal infection risk in hematological malignancies: a new tool for clinical practice

Benedetta Rambaldi, Domenico Russo, Livio Pagano
  • Benedetta Rambaldi
    Cattedra di Ematologia, Unità di Malattie del Sangue e Trapianto di Midollo Osseo, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Sperimentali, Università di Brescia e ASST Spedali Civili, Brescia, Italy, Italy | detta.rambaldi@hotmail.it
  • Domenico Russo
    Cattedra di Ematologia, Unità di Malattie del Sangue e Trapianto di Midollo Osseo, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Sperimentali, Università di Brescia e ASST Spedali Civili, Brescia, Italy, Italy
  • Livio Pagano
    Istituto di Ematologia, Università Cattolica S. Cuore, Roma, Italy, Italy

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Fungal infection; neutropenia; leukemia; lymphoma

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