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Table 1 Comparison of neutropenic episodes according to clinical or microbiological confirmation of infection

From: Epidemiology of bloodstream infections in patients with acute myeloid leukemia undergoing levofloxacin prophylaxis

  Induction Consolidation p value
  (N = 81) (N = 210)  
Fever 27 (33,4%) 40 (19,1%) < 0.001
Clinical diagnosis 9 (11,1%) 5 (2,4%) 0.002
Microbiological diagnosis 24 (29,6%) 66 (31,4%) 0.766
Possible IFI 2 (2,5%)   
Probable IFI 3 (3,%)   
Definite IFI 4 (4,9%) 1 (0,5%) < 0.001
Total 69 112  
Patients without fever 12 (14,8%) 98 (46.6%) < 0.001