Comparison of Inflammatory Markers between Adult and Pediatric Brucellosis Patients
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CitationTekin, R., Aktar, F., Yılmaz, K., Tekin, S. ve Ayaz, C. (2020). Comparison of Inflammatory Markers between Adult and Pediatric Brucellosis Patients. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, 53, 20190356.
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to evaluate and compare with healthy control subjects the levels of indirect inflammatory markers such as mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in adults and children with brucellosis. METHODS: White blood cell, neutrophil, lymphocyte, and platelet counts, and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels were retrospectively recorded for all participants. RESULTS: NLR and neutrophil counts were significantly higher in adult patients compared to those in pediatric patients. CONCLUSIONS: Indirect inflammatory markers such as NLR, PLR, MPV, red distribution width, and CRP levels may be helpful for follow-up of brucellosis.
SourceRevista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical