A prospective epidemiological study conducted in pediatric hematology oncology center in
Hadassah medical center. The study will include all newly diagnosed pediatric cancer patients
age 0-18 years admitted with fever during chemotherapy.
In each event of febrile episode during chemotherapy, the following data will be collected
using a patient data form and computerized software.
Demographic data: age, gender, ethnicity. Clinical data: Underlying disease, immunizations,
prophylactic antibiotics, presence of central venous catheter, intensity of chemotherapy,
duration of fever, duration and severity of neutropenia, diagnosis of present event.
Imaging data Microbiological data Outcome The statistical analysis will be performed by an
epidemiologist and statistician using the SPSS 12.0 software.