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Mittal C, Gupta A, Rijhwani P, Kalia A, Choudhary S, Sarna M, Vij A. Role of Hematological Indices in COVID-19 Patient\'s Prognosis. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2021; 6 (2):39-41.
Aim and background: In this study, the role of hematological indices in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients’ prognosis who have visited our hospital has been evaluated.
Materials and methods: Clinical profile, disease severity, disease outcome, blood parameters [hemoglobin, white blood cell counts, neutrophil counts, lymphocyte counts, neutrophil:lymphocyte ratio (NLR), lymphocyte:monocyte ratio, platelet counts, eosinophil count, and platelet:lymphocyte ratio (PLR)] were evaluated in patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection.
Results: High values of leukocytes, neutrophils, and low value of platelets, eosinophil counts indicated poor prognosis in COVID-19 patients. High NLR, PLR, and low lymphocyte:monocyte ratio also indicated a bad prognosis.
Conclusion: Monocyte count, lymphocyte count, eosinophil count, NLR, lymphocyte monocyte ratio, and PLR values can be used in the prognosis of COVID-19 patients.
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