Table 2

Serious medical complications developed in patients with complicated neutropenic fever

ComplicationsN (%)
Hypotension*13 (34.2%)
Respiratory failure†9 (23.7%)
Disseminated intravascular coagulation7 (18.4%)
Renal failure‡2 (5.3%)
Severe bleeding to require tranfusion2 (5.3%)
Altered mental state1 (2.6%)
Arrhythmia requiring treatment1 (2.6%)
Others3 (7.9%)
  • *Hypotension was defined as systolic blood pressure less than 90 mm Hg or the need for pressor to maintain blood pressure. †Respiratory failure was defined as arterial oxygen pressure less than 60 mm Hg while breathing room air or the need for mechanical ventilation. ‡Renal failure required treatment with fluids, dialysis or any other intervention.