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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015, Article ID 210502, 4 pages
Research Article

Predictive Contribution of Neutrophil/Lymphocyte Ratio in Diagnosis of Brucellosis

1Department of Internal Medicine, Bitlis Mutki State Hospital, 13000 Bitlis, Turkey
2Department of Internal Medicine, Sakarya University Medical Faculty Hospital, 54000 Sakarya, Turkey

Received 13 October 2014; Revised 13 January 2015; Accepted 15 January 2015

Academic Editor: Paola Di Carlo

Copyright © 2015 Serdar Olt et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Here we wanted to investigate predictive value of neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet/lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in the diagnosis of brucellosis. Thirty-two brucellosis patients diagnosed with positive serum agglutination test and thirty-two randomized healthy subjects were enrolled in this study retrospectively. Result with ROC analyzes the baseline NLR and hemoglobin values were found to be significantly associated with brucellosis (, , resp.). Herein we demonstrated for the first time that NLR values were significantly associated with brucellosis. This situation can help clinicians during diagnosis of brucellosis.