Article

Relationship between nutritional status and treatment-related neutropenia in children with nephroblastoma

Published in: South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume 31, issue 4, 2018 , pages: 74–77
DOI: 10.1080/16070658.2017.1401289
Author(s): Kelly S DraperDietetics and Human Nutrition, South Africa, GP HadleyDepartment of Paediatric Surgery, South Africa, Kirthee PillayDietetics and Human Nutrition, South Africa, Nicola L WilesDietetics and Human Nutrition, South Africa

Abstract

Background: Assessment of nutritional status of paediatric oncology patients is crucial, as it may influence treatment and clinical outcomes. Concurrent malnutrition and cancer in children may lead to reduced chemotherapy delivery due to impaired tolerance and increased toxicity.

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