Table 10.6-1. The MASCC risk-index score for identification of neutropenic patients at low risk of infection and complications

Characteristic

Score

Burden of illness (select only one):

– No or mild symptoms

– Moderate symptoms

– Severe illness or terminal condition

 

5

3

0

No hypotension

5

No COPD

4

Solid tumor or hematologic malignancy with no previous fungal infection

4

No dehydration requiring parenteral fluids

3

Outpatient at the onset of fever

3

Age <60 years (not applicable to age ≤16 years)

2

Interpretation:

Score ≥21: Low risk

Source: J Clin Oncol. 2000;18(16):3038-51.

COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; MASCC, Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.