Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Ratio as a Predictor of Disease Severity in Ulcerative Colitis


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Celikbilek M., Dogan S., ÖZBAKIR Ö., ZARARSIZ G., Kucuk H., GÜRSOY Ş., ...More

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL LABORATORY ANALYSIS, vol.27, no.1, pp.72-76, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jcla.21564
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL LABORATORY ANALYSIS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.72-76
  • Keywords: Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, ulcerative colitis, noninvasive monitoring, THERAPY, MANAGEMENT, MARKERS, CANCER, COHORT
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

BackgroundBlood neutrophil-to-lymphocyte (N/L) ratio is an indicator of the overall inflammatory status of the body, and an alteration in N/L ratio may be found in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients. The aims of this study were to investigate the utility of N/L ratio as a simple and readily available predictor for clinical disease activity in UC. J. Clin. Lab. Anal. 27:72-76, 2013. (c) 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.