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Table 2 Description of the different groups of episode

From: Performance of Interleukin-6 and Interleukin-8 serum levels in pediatric oncology patients with neutropenia and fever for the assessment of low-risk

Group Description n duration of episode in days; median (range)
Epi3 duration of episode ≤ 3 days, blood culture negative 28 2 (1–3)
Epi5 duration of episode ≥ 5 days, blood culture negative 71 8 (5–95)
Episep documented Gram-negative or Gram-positive blood culture 14 10 (3–36)
Intermediate group (not included in the analysis) duration of episode 4 days, blood culture negative 10 4