Comparisons of neutrophil, monocyte, eosinophil, basophil and lymphocyte ratios among the fibromyalgia syndrome and healthy individuals proinflammatory blood cell markers in fibromyalgia

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Nihal Tezel
Selcan Gültuna


Objective: To evaluate the basophil lymphocyte ratio (BLR) and eosinophil lymphocyte ratio (ELR) values in FMS that previously reported being used as an indicator of inflammation in autoimmune rheumatic diseases and smokers.

Material and Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 4500 FM patients who were registered in the network system with the M79-ICD code and 2000 healthy controls. A total of 216 FM patients and 194 healthy controls were included in the study.

Results: The blood BLR levels were significantly higher in FM patients than in healthy controls. (p< 0,02)The two groups did not show significant differences in terms of the other parameters (p> 0.05).

Conclusion: In the present study, neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR), monocyte lymphocyte ratio (MLR), platelet lymphocyte ratio (PLR), ELR, platelet distribution width (PDW) are independent markers for early diagnosis and for the inflammatory predictive process. BLO levels were low revealed. To use these rates as disease markers should be supported by large-scale studies.


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Tezel, N., & Gültuna, S. (2020). Comparisons of neutrophil, monocyte, eosinophil, basophil and lymphocyte ratios among the fibromyalgia syndrome and healthy individuals. Medical Science and Discovery, 7(4), 455-458.
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