Predictive value of neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio in renal prognosis of patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis

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Kucuk H., GÖKER B. , Varan O., Dumludag B., HAZNEDAROĞLU Ş. , ÖZTÜRK M. A. , ...More

RENAL FAILURE, vol.39, no.1, pp.273-276, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/0886022x.2016.1259633
  • Title of Journal : RENAL FAILURE
  • Page Numbers: pp.273-276


Introduction: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a rare necrotizing vasculitis, which usually involves the upper and lower respiratory systems and kidneys and often have a relapsing course. Neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been shown to be a useful marker predicting not only progressive disease, but also mortality in various inflammatory diseases. We aimed to investigate the roles of NLR in predicting the extend of clinical involvement and prognosis of patients with GPA.