Role of neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio in prediction of disease progression in patients with stage-4 chronic kidney disease

Kocyigit I. , Eroğlu E. , Ünal A. , Sipahioğlu M. H. , Tokgöz B. , Oymak O. , ...More

JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY, vol.26, no.2, pp.358-365, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5301/jn.5000152
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.358-365


Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) tends to progress to end-stage renal disease without any intervention. Neutrophil/lymphocyte (N/L) ratio may be indicative of an underlying inflammatory state. We aimed to investigate the role of N/L ratio for prediction of progression to dialysis in patients with stage 4 CKD.