Platelet to Lymphocyte Ratio in Neonates: A Predictor of Early onset Neonatal Sepsis


ARCAGOK B. C. , Karabulut B.

MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.11, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.4084/mjhid.2019.055
  • Title of Journal : MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Keywords: PLR, Biomarker, Neonatal sepsis, C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, EARLY-DIAGNOSIS, PROCALCITONIN, BIOMARKERS, MARKER, MANAGEMENT, COUNT, TESTS, BLOOD, SERUM

Abstract

Background: Neonatal sepsis (NS) is a common systemic disease that causes morbidity and mortality in newborns. But there is no ideal biomarker that can be used in the early diagnosis of NS. In recent studies, platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) has been reported to play a critical role in the inflammatory process. In this study, we aimed to contribute to the research about whether or not PLR can be used as an early predictor of the diagnosis of NS.