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October 2019 Vol. 7 No.10

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 7(10) pp. 389-393, October, 2019 

Copyright © 2019 Merit Research Journals
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3506865

Original Research Article

Evaluation of Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio in Adult Bacterial Meningitis Cases in line with the Literature


Mustafa Dogan


Assist. Prof. M.D.; Namik Kemal University School of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, 59100, Tekirdag, Turkey

E-mail: mdogan@nku.edu.tr
GSM: +905053955919

Accepted October 16, 2019




The aim of this study was to assess neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) as a prognostic factor in adult patients with bacterial meningitis. A retrospective, controlled and single center study was conducted between September 2013 and August 2019 after obtaining the required permission from Namik Kemal University, Research and Application Hospital Management. After the statistical calculation of the data obtained from the cases, the findings were systematically evaluated in the light of the literature. The results were found to be consistent with the literature. However, these results are from a retrospectively designed study carried out in a single center with a small sample group. Therefore, in order to crosscheck these results, it is urgent that they be confirmed through multi-centered and prospective studies with more cases involving each race and gender.

Keywords: Bacterial meningitis, Cerebrospinal fluid, Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, Procalcitonin








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