Treatment of CLL complications – Infections

Patients with an impaired immune system are at greater risk of infections.

Common symptoms of infection include:

  • Fever – a temperature of ≥38ᵒC
  • Aching muscles
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headaches
  • Excessive tiredness

Simple advice for patients to avoid infection are :

  • Washing of hands regularly.
  • Maintaining good personal hygiene, particularly the mouth and teeth.
  • Avoiding people with an infection or any crowded places
  • Avoiding foods that may contain harmful bacteria.
  • Drinking plenty of fluids.