COVID 19 - SARS COV 2

There is a peculiar feature of COVID 19 is lymphopenia - that is low lymphocyte count and High Neutrophil Lymphocyte ratio also called as NLR In one of the famous study, it was found that neutrophil lymphocyte ratio of 3.13 confers poor prognosis, signifying need for ventilator This finding is important and may have multiple implications Following are few of them 1) All patients with fever and cough and not diagnosed of Coronavirus infection can be monitored for neutrophil lymphocyte ratio - to find high risk group for Corona virus infection 2) Those who are suffering from Coronavirus infection can be monitored to look for high risk group for complication of Coronavirus infection 3) There are many studies which shows Patients with diabetes have high neutrophil lymphocyte ratio, therefore patients with diabetes can be screened for NLR to look for high risk population 4) Good control of diabetes is known to improve NLR - Same can be monitored in diabetic patients and better control of diabetes to be achieved 5) There are studies which show obese patients have high Neutrophil Lymphocyte ratio, they can be screened and high risk population identified. Measure to reduce obesity in these patient may help decrease morbidity and mortality of Coronavirus infection Thus Neutrophil Lymphocyte ratio is easily available and important marker, to identify high risk population and concentrate effort on treating them

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Informative post sir
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It is a nice update . Thanks Dr Jayesh . Considering a cumbersome procedure of taking a nasal and oropharyngeal swab and less facilities of RT - PCR testing , Elisa test takes few days after onset of fever to develop antibodies., a simple PBF test - which is available in any ordinary lab - is a useful easy method of suspecting a case of COVID- 19 in indian scenario
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Neutrphil lymphocyte ratio is important marker found higher in diabetes and obese. High ratio makes them high risk group
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Yes dr Jayesh kalbhande this new marker is very important for clinical practice and can easily be done . Nice update
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Thank you Doctor for updating...Kindly post tiers of investigations done for covid-19
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Very useful and easy to find out, thanks for sharing
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Very good information
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It's a nice update
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Informative post
Excellent post
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