Patients must have neutropenia (ANC less than 500) with fever (oral temp 38.3 C).
Patients must have a cancer with recent chemotherapy and risks factors for gram positive
Patients with fever due to known causes. Patients with HIV. Patients with recent bone
marrow transplant. Patients with an infected indwelling catheter that cannot be removed.
Patients who have received more than one day of another antibiotic before entering the
Patients with endocarditis, osteomyelitis, meningitis, CNS infections.