Originally Posted by chrisdo
any have experience with fevers after stem cell transplant? my father had his transplant a week ago and this morning woke up with a fever of 38.5 which has since gone up to 39.5 degC
just wondering how normal fevers are after a transplant and especially this high.... does this mean infection??
I hope everything worked out for you. But yes, if the transplant was only a week ago, then chances are, your father's immune system is knocked out. He is likely neutropenic. If he has a fever of 38.5C or higher, he should contact his MD immediately or go to the ER.