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Table 2 Reasons for clinical consultations (N = 481)

From: Infectious disease specialist consultations in a Japanese cancer center: a retrospective review of 776 cases

Reason for consultationPatients n (%)
Diagnosis and management474 (98.5)
 Fever or elevated inflammatory markers of unknown origin125 (26.0)
 Positive blood culture84 (17.5)
 Established infection77 (16.0)
 Respiratory infection63 (13.1)
 Critical condition18 (3.7)
 Febrile neutropenia10 (2.1)
 Lymphadenopathy8 (1.7)
 Opportunistic infection or multidrug-resistant infection4 (0.8)
 Infection unresponsive to broad-spectrum antibiotics4 (0.8)
 Diarrhea2 (0.4)
 Other76 (15.8)
Surgical antimicrobial chemoprophylaxis7 (1.5)