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Biomed Res Int. 2015;2015:210502. doi: 10.1155/2015/210502. Epub 2015 Feb 3.

Predictive contribution of neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio in diagnosis of brucellosis.

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1
Department of Internal Medicine, Bitlis Mutki State Hospital, 13000 Bitlis, Turkey.
2
Department of Internal Medicine, Sakarya University Medical Faculty Hospital, 54000 Sakarya, Turkey.

Abstract

Here we wanted to investigate predictive value of neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet/lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in the diagnosis of brucellosis. Thirty-two brucellosis patients diagnosed with positive serum agglutination test and thirty-two randomized healthy subjects were enrolled in this study retrospectively. Result with ROC analyzes the baseline NLR and hemoglobin values were found to be significantly associated with brucellosis (P = 0.01, P = 0.01, resp.). Herein we demonstrated for the first time that NLR values were significantly associated with brucellosis. This situation can help clinicians during diagnosis of brucellosis.

PMID:
25722970
PMCID:
PMC4333181
DOI:
10.1155/2015/210502
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