Two new inflammatory markers associated with Disease Activity Score-28 in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio and platelet-lymphocyte ratio


USLU A. U. , Kucuk A., ŞAHİN A. , Ugan Y., Yilmaz R., Gungor T., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES, vol.18, no.7, pp.731-735, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/1756-185x.12582
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.731-735

Abstract

AimRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease with unknown etiology and systemic involvement. Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are two new inflammatory markers used in the assessment of systemic inflammation. The aim here is to study NLR and PLR in patients with RA to investigate their relation with Disease Activity Score of 28 joints (DAS-28).