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J Rahiala, M Perkkiƶ, P Riikonen
In a retrospective analysis we evaluated the occurrence of infections in 59 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) during the entire duration of their anticancer chemotherapy. We recorded a total of 245 infection episodes, 118 (50%) being during neutropenia and 119 (50%) during nonneutropenia. The infections most commonly detected during neutropenia were fevers of undetermined origin (36%), clinically or microbiologically defined focal infections (33%), and bacteremias (28%). During nonneutropenia, upper respiratory tract infections (55%) were the most common...
March 1998: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
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