Table 1 Complications of multiagent (vincristine, etoposide and carboplatin) chemotherapy that required hospital admission using the common terminology criteria for adverse events
ComplicationsFrequency reported (%)
Intravenous antibiotics for systemic infection with grade 2 fever10
Intravenous antibiotics for port infections30
Blood transfusion for febrile neutropenia grade 3 (0.5–0.2×109/l)40
Platelet transfusion for grade 4 thrombocytopenia (<25.0×109/l)30
  • Percentages add up to >100%, as some children had more than one reason for admission.