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The Turkish Journal of Ear Nose and Throat [Tr-ENT]
Tr-ENT. 2019; 29(4): 172-177 | DOI: 10.5606/Tr-ENT.2019.85856

Evaluation of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in patients with symptomatic rhinitis

Engin Başer1, Papatya Bayrak Degirmenci2, Ilker Burak Arslan1, İbrahim Çukurova1
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Izmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
2Department of Allergy and Immunology, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey

INTRODUCTION: In this study, we aimed to measure the diagnostic value of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in both perennial allergic rhinitis (AR) and non-allergic rhinitis (NAR) patients during their period of active symptoms.
METHODS: A total of 161 patients (101 males, 60 females; mean age 34.0±11.1 years; range, 18 to 56 years) consisting of 70 persistent allergic rhinitis (PAR) and 39 NAR patients diagnosed between March 2018 and March 2019 in the adult allergy outpatient clinic, having a Total Nasal Symptom Score (TNSS) of ≥8, and recent complete blood count results available before undergoing any medical treatment and 52 control patients (28 males, 24 females; mean age 31.7±7.8 years; range, 18 to 44 years). The NLR was calculated by dividing the number of neutrophils by the number of lymphocytes.
RESULTS: There was no statistically significant difference in the age or gender between the groups (p>0.05). There was no statistically significant difference in the neutrophil, lymphocyte, and NLR between the groups (p>0.05).
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Our study shows that NLR is not a useful tool in the diagnosis and management of treatment in PAR and NAR in adults.

Keywords: Allergic rhinitis, inflammation, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, non-allergic rhinitis

Engin Başer, Papatya Bayrak Degirmenci, Ilker Burak Arslan, İbrahim Çukurova. Evaluation of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in patients with symptomatic rhinitis. Tr-ENT. 2019; 29(4): 172-177

Sorumlu Yazar: Engin Başer, Türkiye
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