The role of neutrophil lymphocyte ratio to leverage the differential diagnosis of familial Mediterranean fever attack and acute appendicitis


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Kucuk A., Erol M. F. , ŞENEL S. , Eroler E., Yumun H. A. , USLU A. U. , ...More

KOREAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol.31, no.2, pp.386-391, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3904/kjim.2015.039
  • Title of Journal : KOREAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.386-391

Abstract

Background/Aims: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by attacks of fever and diffuse abdominal pain. The primary concern with this presentation is to distinguish it from acute appendicitis promptly. Thus, we aimed to evaluate the role of neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR) to leverage the differential diagnosis of acute FMF attack with histologically proven appendicitis.