Fever in cancer patients taking chemotherapy
is not uncommon.
Patients with cancer are immuno-compromised and chemotherapy can further suppress the immunity .
Common sites of infection should be searched to find source of infection.Questions as to whether there are any other signs of infection, redness
, swelling, pain, pus, productive cough, color of phlegm, breaks in the skin, presence of an IV line, mouth sores can help in localizing source of infection.
Since his blood culture
was negative and he has not responded to anti-biotics, there is a probablity that he is having some fungal infection
. He should receive anti-fungal medication
as well as tests for detection of fungal infection