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Ann Med Res. 2002; 9(3): 195-197

Comparison Of Efficacy Of Piperaciline-Tazobactam-Amikacin Combination Versus Meropenem-Amikacin Combination in Febrile Neutropenic Patients

İrfan Kuku*, Emin Kaya*, Fahri Arı*, Mustafa Dikilitaş*, Mustafa Baydar*, Lezzan Keskin*, İsmet Aydoğdu*




In patients with febrile neutropenia unless proved otherwise, infections should be considered as the cause of

fever and antibiotic treatment must be started immediately. This study was designed to compare efficiency of

empirically given piperaciline tazobactam+amikacin and meropenem+amikacin combinations in patients with

FN. 51 patients followed and treated by Turgut Özal Medical Center, Department of Haematology were admitted

to study. As a conclusion, two combinations were found to be equal in efficacy.

Key Words: Febrile Neutropenia, Piperaciline Tazobactam, Meropenem

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