Scoring system for risk of complications among febrile neutropenic patients, based on the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) predictive model.
Burden of illness
*No or mild symptoms
|No chronic obstructive pulmonary disease||4|
|Solid tumor or no previous fungal infection in hematologic tumor||4|
|Aged <60 years||2|
The maximum value in this system is 26, and a score of <21 predicts a <5% risk for severe complications and a very low mortality (<1%) in febrile neutropenic patients.
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Created: Sep 03, 2008