Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) were associated with disease activity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Wu2016NeutrophiltolymphocyteR,
  title={Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) were associated with disease activity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Yunxiu Wu and Yanjuan Chen and Xianming Yang and Lishu Chen and Yihua Yang},
  journal={International immunopharmacology},
  year={2016},
  volume={36},
  pages={94-99}
}
OBJECTIVE Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) have recently been investigated as two new inflammatory markers used in the assessment of systemic inflammation in many diseases. The purpose of the study was to investigate their relation with disease activity in newly diagnosed SLE patients. METHODS The study population consisted of 116 SLE patients who did not receive any treatment and 136 healthy controls. We divided the patients into two groups… CONTINUE READING
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