Outcome predictors of 84 patients with hematologic malignancies and Fusarium infection (pages 315–319)
Marcio Nucci, Elias J. Anaissie, Flavio Queiroz-Telles, Carlos A. Martins, Plínio Trabasso, Cristiana Solza, Claudia Mangini, Belinda P. Simões, Arnaldo L. Colombo, Jorge Vaz, Carlos E. Levy, Silvia Costa, Vaneusa A. Moreira, José Salvador Oliveira, Nestor Paraguay, Gisele Duboc, Julio C. Voltarelli, Angelo Maiolino, Ricardo Pasquini and Cármino A. Souza
Article first published online: 12 JUN 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.11510
The authors assessed prognostic factors in 84 patients with hematologic diseases and invasive fusariosis. Multivariate predictors of poor outcome were persistent neutropenia and use of corticosteroids. Measures to reduce the duration of neutropenia, as well as the judicious use of corticosteroids, may reduce the high mortality rate of fusariosis in patients with hematologic carcinoma.