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Table 2 Comparison of proportion of infectious diagnoses by LOS category among pediatric cancer FN discharges

From: Hospital discharges for fever and neutropenia in pediatric cancer patients: United States, 2009

  Overall LOS category
“Short LOS” 4-7 days 8-14 days 15-30 days 31+ days
≤3 days
  Proportion (%)
Proportion of FN DCs   41 33 16 7 3
 No infection identified 75.9 82.7 77.3 66.9 62.7 44.4
Type of infection
Upper respiratory infection 5.4 6.0 5.6 4.0 4.3 5.3
 Acute otitis media 2.9 3.7 2.3 2.3 2.2 3.3
 Bloodstream infection 10.4 3.1 9.5 20.8 23.9 35.6
 Viral infection 2.3 3.1 2.3 1.6 0.2 0
 Urinary tract infection 1.9 1.1 2.4 2.2 2.5 4.6
 Pneumonia 1.2 0.3 0.6 2.3 4.1 6.8