Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio is involved in the severity of ankylosing spondylitis


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Kucuk A., Uslu A. U. , Ugan Y., Bagcaci S., Karahan A. Y. , Akannut A., ...More

BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY, vol.116, no.12, pp.722-725, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 116 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4149/bll_2015_142
  • Title of Journal : BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY
  • Page Numbers: pp.722-725
  • Keywords: ankylosing spondylitis, BASDAI, disease, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, severity, NEUTROPHIL/LYMPHOCYTE RATIO, DISEASE-ACTIVITY, INFLAMMATION, INDICATOR

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a progressive chronic inflammatory disease mainly characterized by axial skeleton and sacroiliac joint involvement. We aimed to investigate the relation between neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and disease severity of AS and to explore its availability in clinical practice.