If not neutropenic and the source of infection has been identified (excluding stem cell transplant patients) then manage as per empirical infection management guidelines based on identified source of infection (see the NHSGGC Infection Management Poster or the infection section). Consider additional serious fungal or viral infection. Discuss with appropriate specialist and contact microbiology / infectious diseases unit for advice (see Appendix 6 for contact details).
If patient is HIV positive then manage infection as per empirical infection management guidelines based on identified source of infection (see theNHSGGC Infection Management Posteror the infection section). Contact infectious diseases consultant on call via switchboard.