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Table 6 Final diagnosis after clinical ID consultations (n = 474)

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

Final diagnosisPatients n (%)
Infectious conditions433 (91.4)
 Hepatobiliary tract infections97 (20.5)
 Respiratory infections89 (18.8)
 Intra-abdominal infectionsa71 (15.0)
 Genitourinary infections48 (10.1)
 Skin and soft tissue infections38 (8.0)
 CRBSIb32 (6.8)
 Bone and joint infections14 (3.0)
 Gastrointestinal infection12 (2.5)
 Febrile neutropenia8 (1.7)
 Deep neck infections7 (1.5)
 CNSc infections6 (1.3)
 Cardiovascular infections3 (0.6)
 Other8 (1.7)
Non-infectious conditions40 (8.4)
 Cancer-associatedd16 (3.4)
 Other24 (5.1)
Unknown1 (0.2)
  1. a The 71 patients with intra-abdominal infections included peritonitis or peritoneal abscess (n = 57), intra-tumor infection (n = 8), appendicitis (n = 4), and lymphocyst infection (n = 2)
  2. bCRBSI: catheter-related blood stream infection; cCNS: central nervous system
  3. d The 16 patients with cancer-associated diseases included cancer or metastasis (n = 9), and tumor fever (n = 7)