Related to: (Specify: disease process; immunosuppression caused by required chemotherapy; prolonged antibiotic and prednisone therapy; skin breakdown, serious bacterial, viral fungal, and protozoan infections; surgery and/or splenectomy; invasive procedures; GI obstruction; malnutrition, inadequate serum protein level.)
Defining Characteristics: (Specify: increase in body temperature above normal range [>38.3° C or 101° F], neutropenia; inadequate number of neutrophils: severe risk of infection [<500/mm3] or moderate risk of infection [<1000 mm3]; presence of pathogens may or may not be identified from blood cultures.)
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