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Table 5 Characteristics of infections in patients with lung cancer: review.

From: Bacterial infection profiles in lung cancer patients with febrile neutropenia

Authors Population Patients (n) Fever (n) MDF (%) Gram -
(% MDF)
Bacteria Gram+
(% MDF)
Bacteria
Markman et al.11
1983
Small cell cancer neutropenic 72 126 11 61 E. coli
P. aeruginosa
31 S. viridans
S. aureus Bacillus spp
Matsui et al.12
1991
All lung cancer
Leukocytes count <3000/mm3
- 101 58 44 - 56 -
Berghmans et al.20
2003
All lung cancer neutropenic and non neutropenic 275 435 60 64 H. influenzae
M. catarrhalis
E. coli
P. aeruginosa
25 S. pneumoniae
S. aureus
Niho et al.13
2004
All lung cancer neutropenic 35 41 12 40 P. aeruginosa
H. influenzae
60 S. pneumoniae
S. aureus
Enterococcus
Lanoix et al.
2011
All lung cancer neutropenic 87 87 38 58 E. coli
other Enterobacteriaceae
40 S. aureus
S. epidermidis
  1. MDF: microbiologically documented fever