Role of neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio in the mortality of males diagnosed with COVID-19

  • Tahir Belice Department of Internal Diseases, Turkish University of Health Sciences, Izmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
  • Ismail Demir Department of Internal Diseases, Turkish University of Health Sciences, Izmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
  • Arif Yüksel Department of Internal Diseases, Turkish University of Health Sciences, Izmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
Keywords:
COVID-19; Neutrophils; Lymphocytes

Abstract

Background and Objectives: With this study, for the first time among patients diagnosed with COVID-19, the neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratios of men and women were compared.
Materials and Methods: The study was conducted with 80 patients and the data was gained retrospectively on the electronic documents of the hospital.
Results: The neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio was statistically significant and higher in the male than the women for all ages and geriatric patients (p<0.05).
Conclusion: The higher neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio in older males diagnosed with COVID-19 could be a causative reason for the higher mortality rates in men. We hope that these findings would be helpful for further studies.

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Published
2020-05-29
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Belice T, Demir I, Yüksel A. Role of neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio in the mortality of males diagnosed with COVID-19. Iran J Microbiol. 12(3):194-197.
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