We report on febrile episodes occurring among 379 patients affected by chronic lymphocytic leukemia, observed from 1984 to 2002. One hundred and twenty eight patients (33.7%) developed 341 febrile episodes, of which 251 were documented infections (82 severe and 169 moderate). Among various risk factors, only previous treatment with multiple regimens of chemotherapy was associated with severity of infection (p=0.0005).
Vol. 90 No. 8 (2005): August, 2005 : Letters to the Editor
Ferrata Storti Foundation, Pavia, Italy
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