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. 2020 May 11;106017.
doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2020.106017. Online ahead of print.

Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte Ratio and Clinical Outcome in COVID-19: A Report From the Italian Front Line

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Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte Ratio and Clinical Outcome in COVID-19: A Report From the Italian Front Line

Arturo Ciccullo et al. Int J Antimicrob Agents. .
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Abstract

Clinicians are looking for a reliable prognostic marker for patients with COVID-19.In our cohort, clinical improvement was predicted by younger age and a NLR below 3.Transfer to ICU was instead predicted by a NLR over 4 (p=0.046).NLR is a fast, widely available and relatively inexpensive assessment.NLR may be a useful tool in the early screening of patients with COVID-19.

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