Febrile neutropenia

The MASCC* risk-index score for identification of low- and high-risk patients at presentation with febrile neutropenia

Burden of illness No or mild symptoms
Noderate symptoms
Severe symptoms
No hypotension (systolic BP > 90 mm Hg)
No chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Solid tumor or hematological malignancy with no previous fungal infection
No dehydration requiring parenteral fluids
Outpatient status
Age <60 yearss
* The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
References:
1. Uys A, Rapoport B, Anderson R (2004) Febrile neutropenia: a prospective study to validate the Multinational Association of Supportive Care of Cancer (MASCC) risk index score. Support Care Cancer 12:555–560
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