AN EVALUATION OF THE NEUTROPHIL/LYMPHOCYTE RATIO IN PATIENTS WITH HASHIMOTO'S THYROIDITIS


Aksu O., AYDIN B. , Koroglu B. K. , Tamer M. N.

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.30, no.2, pp.457-460, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Page Numbers: pp.457-460

Abstract

Aim: Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is a chronic autoimmune thyroid disease in which genetic and environmental factors play a role in the etiology. In addition, it remains the leading cause of hypothyroidism throughout the world. The neutrophilllymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a cheap, simple measurement that can be used to indicate systemic inflammation associated with this disease.