MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.11, 2019 (SCI-Expanded)
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.