versão ISSN 1029-3019
Nosocomial infection in patients with cancer. MEDISAN [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.8, pp. 2026-2030. ISSN 1029-3019.
A descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted in all cancer patients that had some nosocomial infection at "Conrado Benítez" Provincial Oncology Hospital of Santiago de Cuba, from January to September 2009, in order to characterize them clinically and epidemiologically. Of the discharged patients 41 were infected (1,5%), while male sex and age group of 40-59 years prevailed in the case material, as well as clinical stages III and IV, which were among the main risk factors together with surgical intervention and structural problems in the operating room. The most frequent microorganisms were Pseudomonas aeruginosa in larynx cancer and Escherichia coli in urologic tumors. Most of the infections were found in surgical wounds; and most of the infected patients had leukocytosis and neutrophilia
Palavras-chave : nosocomial infection; cancer; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Escherichia coli; leukocytosis; neutrophilia.