J Pak Med Assoc 2019 May;69(5):647-654
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Medical Faculty, Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyon karahisar, Turkey.
Objective: To investigate whether some ratios obtained from complete blood count could be favourable predictors in differentiating appendicitis from mesenteric lymphadenitis, appendicitis and familial Mediterranean fever.
Methods: The retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted at AfyonKocatepe University Medical Faculty, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey, from January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2016, and comprised data of patients who presented to the department of paediatric surgery and paediatrics with symptoms of acute abdomen. Mean platelet volume, neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio, lymphocyte/monocyte ratio, and platelet/lymphocyte ratio of the patients calculated at the time of admission were analysed. Read More