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VOLUME 22 , ISSUE 9 ( 2018 ) > List of Articles


Diagnostic and Prognostic Role of Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio in Early and Late Phase of Sepsis

Madhu Sharma, Nitin Sinha, Debraj Jash, Aditya Chaudhry

Keywords : Biomarkers, critical care, diagnostic, inflammatory, sepsis

Citation Information : Sharma M, Sinha N, Jash D, Chaudhry A. Diagnostic and Prognostic Role of Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio in Early and Late Phase of Sepsis. Indian J Crit Care Med 2018; 22 (9):660-663.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_59_18

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-04-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Objective: Early diagnosis of sepsis is necessary to decrease morbidity and mortality. This study aims to evaluate neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) as diagnostic and prognostic of early and late phase of sepsis. Methods: It was a prospective, observational study, conducted in Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit (Daycare) of the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (tertiary care center), Rohtak, from January 2017 to December 2017. A total of 56 cases of newly diagnosed cases of sepsis were included in the study and 20 healthy adults were taken as controls. Daily NLR was calculated in cases till the primary outcome. Results: The results suggested that NLR seems to have promising role as diagnostic and prognostic marker (with P = 0.001 and P = 0.045, respectively) in sepsis. Conclusion: The study suggests that NLR can be a useful diagnostic and prognostic marker in sepsis.

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