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Role of Hematological Indices in COVID-19 Patient's Prognosis

Chakrapani Mittal, Aviral Gupta, Shrikant Choudhary, Mukesh Sarna, Aakriti Vij

Keywords : Coronavirus disease 2019, Hematological indices, Neutrophil:lymphocyte ratio, Platelet:lymphocyte ratio

Citation Information : Mittal C, Gupta 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.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10057-0155

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-08-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


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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