Table 3

Univariate analysis of outcomes for patients with neutropenic fever

TotalWithoutWithp Value
N (192)complicationscomplications
N (154)N (38)
Age >65 years37 (19.3%)28 (18.2%)9 (23.7%)0.441
Male70 (36.5%)49 (31.8%)21 (55.3%)0.007
Haematological cancer59 (30.7%)41 (26.6%)18 (47.4%)0.013
Laboratory findings
    WBC <500 cells/mm383 (43.2%)60 (39.0%)23 (60.5%)0.016
    Platelets <50 000 cells/mm346 (24.0%)26 (16.9%)20 (52.6%)<0.001
    Monocytes <100 cells/mm392 (47.9%)66 (42.9%)26 (68.4%)0.005
    Neutrophils <100 cells/mm3115 (59.9%)91 (59.1%)24 (63.2%)0.647
    Lymphocytes <100 cells/mm337 (19.3%)25 (16.2%)12 (31.6%)0.032
    Total protein (6–8.3 g/dl) <6.0 g/dl51 (26.6%)36 (23.4%)15 (39.5%)0.044
    Albumin (3.5–5 g/dl) <3.0 g/dl25 (13.0%)17 (11.0%)8 (21.1%)0.100
    BUN (8–20 mg/dl) >20 mg/dl32 (16.7%)22 (14.3%)10 (26.3%)0.075
    Creatinine (0.5–1.2 mg/dl) >1.2 mg/dl19 (9.9%)12 (7.8%)7 (18.4%)0.049
    CRP (0.1–1.0 mg/dl) >10 mg/dl78 (40.6%)52 (33.8%)26 (68.4%)<0.001
    Positive test for urine nitrates18 (9.4%).8%)16 (10.4%)2 (5.3%)0.332
    Pulmonary infiltration18 (9.4%)3 (1.9%)15 (39.5%)<0.001
  • The normal ranges of complete blood counts are as follows: white blood cells (WBC) (4.8−10.8×103 cells/mm3), platelets (130−450×103 cells/mm3), 2–9% monocytes, 50–75% neutrophils and 20–40% lymphocytes of WBC. BUN, blood urea nitrogen.