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Septicaemia in patients with haematological malignant disease.
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PMID:  7402159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Of 565 patients with haematological malignant disease who were seen between January, 1976, and July, 1978, 66 patients (11.7%) developed 77 episodes of septicaemia, 37 of which proved fatal. The highest prevalence of septicaemia occurred in patients with acute granulocytic leukemia (16 of 42 patients, nine deaths) and acute monocytic leukaemia (four of eight patients, two deaths). The prevalence of septicaemia in patients with multiple myeloma was also high (eight of 41 patients), due in five of these patients to Streptococcus pneumoniae. Factors associated with septicaemia, and the prevalence of the various pathogens isolated, are discussed.
K King
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0025-729X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  1980 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-10-27     Completed Date:  1980-10-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  603-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Child, Preschool
Immunoglobulins / analysis
Infant, Newborn
Leukemia / complications*
Lymphoma / complications*
Middle Aged
Neutropenia / complications
Sepsis / complications*,  drug therapy,  mortality
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Immunoglobulins

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