TABLE 1.

Characteristics of studied patients

CharacteristicNo. of patients with indicated characteristic (%)a
Total no. of patients69
Sex
    Females34 (49)
    Males35 (51)
Age46 (3-85)
Stem cell transplantation28 (41)
    Allogeneic20 (71)
    Autologous8 (29)
Underlying diseaseb
    AML24 (35)
    ALL17 (25)
    MDS6 (9)
    CML4 (6)
    NHL4 (6)
    Other14 (20)
Antibiotic treatment
    Amoxicillin19 (27)
    Amoxicillin-clavulanic acid15 (22)
    Piperacillin-tazobactam35 (51)
  • a For age, the mean age in years is shown, with the range given in parentheses. For all other data, percentages are specific to the total number of patients within that characteristic category. The percentage of patients with stem cell transplantation relative to the total number of patients is also shown.

  • b AML, myeloid or nonlymphoblastic leukemia; ALL, acute lymphoblastic leukemia; MDS, myelodysplastic syndrome; CML, chronic myeloblastic leukemia; NHL, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.