Table 1

Clinical characteristics of the patients

Characteristics

N = 102

%


Gender


Male

53

52


Female

49

48


Hospital BSIs

17

17.3


Neutropenia

47

46.1


Deaths

8

7.8


Hematology diseases


Acute myeloid leukemia

34

33.3


Acute lymphocytic leukemia

16

15.7


Multiple myeloma

15

14.7


Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma

14

13.7


Myelodysplastic syndrome

7

6.9


Aplastic anemia

6

5.9


Hodgkin's Lymphoma

4

3.9


Chronic Lymphocitic leukemia

4

3.9


Chronic myelogenous leukemia

2

2


Age (median)

53.30 ± 18.59, median 56 (Range 17-85)


Length of stay(median)

21.54 ± 16.83, median 18 (Range 3-89)


IPS score at admission

7.29 ± 6.41, median 6 (Range 0-21)


IPS score for the first 3 days of hospitalization

6.92 ± 6.05, median 5.5 (Range 0-20)


APACHE II score at admission

12.35 ± 0.44 median 12 (Range 5-32)


APACHE II score for the first 3 days of hospitalization

11.79 ± 4.31 median 11 (Range 0-27)


Karnofsky score in the admission

78.51 ± 14.89, median 80 (Range 40-100)


Apostolopoulou et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2010 10:135   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-135

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