Epidemiology of febrile neutropenia in children with central nervous system tumor: Results from a single center prospective study

Elio Castagnola, Maria Luisa Garrè, Luisella Bertoluzzo, Sara Pignatelli, Marco Pavanello, Ilaria Caviglia, Silvia Caruso, Francesca Bagnasco, Cristina Moroni, Angela Tacchella, Riccardo Haupt

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Abstract

Data regarding the epidemiology febrile neutropenia during chemotherapy for pediatric central nervous system neoplasia are scarce. Data retrieved from a prospective study performed from January 2002 to December 2004 at G.Gaslini Children Hospital, Genoa, Italy, where analyzed to evaluate proportions, rate for 1000 neutropenic days and etiology of fever in neutropenic children receiving gentle, standard, or peripheral blood stem cell transplant (PBSCT) therapy for central nervous system tumor. During the study duration, 243 periods of neutropenia (granulocyte count

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Volume33
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

Keywords

  • central nervous system neoplasia
  • children
  • febrile neutropenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Oncology
  • Hematology

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