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Table 1 Infectious diagnosis of the 52 febrile neutropenic patients.

From: Procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive Protein (CRP) as severe systemic infection markers in febrile neutropenic adults

Diagnosis Number of patients (%)
FUO* with known contaminant 4(7,7)
FUO without known contaminant 14(26,9)
UTI** 1(1,9)
Cellulitis (soft tissue infection) 1(1,9)
Catheter infection 1(1,9)
Pseudomembranous colitis and soft tissue infection 1(1,9)
Neutropenic colitis 1(1,9)
Pneumonia 2(3,8)
Dental abscess 1(1,9)
Pulmonary cryptococcosis 1(1,9)
Bloodstream infection 5(9,6)
Sepsis or severe sepsis 12(23,1)
Septic shock 2(3,8)
Septic shock and MOF*** 6(11,6)
Total 52(100,0)
  1. *FUO: Fever of Undetermined Origin; **UTI: Urinary Tract Infection ; ***MOF: Multiple Organ Failure.