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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Plasma presepsin level is an early diagnostic marker of severe febrile neutropenia in hematologic malignancy patients

Comorbidities Acute myeloid leukemia 3
  multiple myeloma 2
  malignant lymphoma 2
  acute lymphoid leukemia 1
  myelodysplastic syndrome 1
  aplastic anemia 1
chemotheapy induction therapy 6
  conditioning regimen hematopoietic stem cell transplantation 3
  consolidation therapy 1
Nadir WBC count during the chemotherapy 0–100/μL 9
  101–500/μL 1
  501- /μL 0
focus of infectiona primary bacteremia 9
  severe pneumonia 1
  skin & soft tissue infection 1
pathogens identified in blood cultures
 Gram negatives   6
   K.pneumoniae   3
   E.coli   1
   E.aerogenes   1
   B.fragilis   1
 Gram positives   5
   S.epidermidis   1
   S.hominis   1
   B.cereus   1
   Bacillus sp.   1
   E.gallinarum   1
days of the infection onsetb   11.9 [3–18]
average number of the samples examined for presepsin   6.5 [4–9]
  1. afocus denotes the entry site of bacteremia
  2. bday 1 is defined as the day when chemotherapy regimen starts