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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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AKTAR, Fesih  and  TEKIN, Recep. Mean platelet volume, neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio and platelet to lymphocyte ratio in determining the diagnosis or outcome in children with snakebite. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2017, vol.115, n.6, pp.576-579. ISSN 0325-0075.

Background: The objective of this study is to evaluate the relationships between the mean platelet volume (MPV), neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) variables and diagnosis or prediction of outcome in children with snakebite envenomation. Methods: Children diagnosed with snakebite envenomation and a control group of healthy subjects were retrospectively evaluated. Patients were classified into three groups as mild, moderate and severe. Results: 142 children were enrolled in the study. Leukocytosis (p= 0.003), neutrophilia (p= 0.026) and thrombocytopenia (p= 0.034) were significantly more common in severe snakebite envenomation, although no statistical significant were found in association with MPV, NLR and PLR between snakebite envenomation groups. The mean MPV, NLR and PLR were found to be significantly higher in children with snakebite compared to than among healthy controls. Conclusions: Our results suggested that MPV, NLR and PLR may be useful for the diagnosis as inflammatory markers in snakebite envenomation.

Keywords : Mean platelet volume; Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio; Platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio; Snake envenomation; Child.

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