Anorectal Complications During Neutropenic Period in Patients with Hematologic Diseases


Solmaz S., Korur A., Gereklioglu Ç. , Asma S., Buyukkurt N., Kasar M., ...More

MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.8, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4084/mjhid.2016.019
  • Title of Journal : MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Abstract

Background: Neutropenic patients are susceptible to any anorectal disease, and symptomatic anorectal disease afflicts 2-32% of oncology patients. Perianal infections are the most feared complication, considering the lack of natural defense against infectious microorganisms. When septic complications develop, the anorectal disease is potentially fatal, especially in neutropenic patients in whom mortality rates range between 11-57%. Although anorectal diseases are a frequent complication with potentially fatal outcomes among patients with hematologic diseases, sufficient data are not available in the literature. In this study, we aimed to investigate the anorectal complications developing during the neutropenic period in patients with hematologic diseases.