1 Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University, Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Istanbul, Turkey.
2 Izmir Katip Celebi University Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Karabaglar, Izmir, Turkey.
| This is an Open Access article distributed
under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License
(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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.
Materials and Methods
|Figure 1. Flowchart of the study group.|
|Table 1. Demographic characteristics of groups.|
|Table 2. Comparison of the hematological parameters of the groups.|
|Table 3. The performance of different laboratory markers in EOS diagnosis.|