Evaluation of infectious etiology and prognostic risk factors of febrile episodes in neutropenic cancer patients.

@article{Gener2003EvaluationOI,
  title={Evaluation of infectious etiology and prognostic risk factors of febrile episodes in neutropenic cancer patients.},
  author={Serap Gençer and Taflan Salepçi and Serdar Ozer},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2003},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={65-72}
}
OBJECTIVES Febrile neutropenic cancer patients are at risk for development of serious infections, morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to determine the type and frequency of infections and to evaluate some prognostic risk factors. METHODS 220 episodes of neutropenic fever in 177 cancer patients have been reviewed. RESULTS Infections could be documented microbiologically in 38 (17.3%) episodes and suspected clinically in 29 (13.2%). The most common focus of infection was the… CONTINUE READING

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Febrile neutropenic cancer patients are at risk for development of serious infections , morbidity and mortality .
The most frequently isolated pathogen was Escherichia coli ( 31% ) followed by Klebsiella pneumoniae ( 18% ) , Pseudomonas aeruginosa ( 13% ) and Streptococcus pneumoniae ( 13% ) .
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