International Journal of Pediatrics / 2009 / Article / Tab 1

Clinical Study

Nosocomial Infections among Pediatric Patients with Neoplastic Diseases

Table 1

Demographic characteristics of study samples.

Demographic characteristicsNumber of admissions (%) ( )Number NIs (%) ( )

Gender and age
Male : Female380 (53.7) : 327 (46.3)27 (58.7) : 19 (41.3)
Mean age
Underlying diseases
Hematologic neoplasia
  Acute lymphoblastic leukemia417 (59.0)19 (41.3)
  Acute myeloblastic leukemia59 (8.4)16 (34.8)
  Non-Hodgkin lymphoma27 (3.8)1 (2.2)
  Hodgkin disease11 (1.6)1 (2.2)
  Chronic myeloid leukemia11 (1.6)
Solid tumor
  Bone tumor
      Osteosarcoma31 (4.4)1 (2.2)
      Ewing’s sarcoma25 (3.5)
  Neuroblastoma29 (4.1)
  Hepatoblastoma14 (2.0)
  Retinoblastoma14 (2.0)
  Rhabdomyosarcoma13 (1.8)
  Wilm tumor10 (1.4)1 (2.2)
  Hepatoma7 (1.0)
  Germ cell tumor5 (0.7)1 (2.2)
  CNS tumor 34 (4.8)6 (13.1)

+: Astrocytoma, Medulloblastoma, Medulloepithelioma, Ependymoma.

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