Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio may be a predictive marker of poor prognosis in Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

KAYMAZ B., BÜYÜKDOĞAN K., KAYMAZ N., Komorcu E., Golge U. H., Goksel F., ...More

HIP INTERNATIONAL, vol.26, no.6, pp.598-601, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5301/hipint.5000381
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.598-601
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (LCPD) is the idiopathic avascular necrosis of the femoral head in childhood. The pathologic changes seen in the femoral head are likely a result of vascular factors. Blood neutrophil to lymphocyte (N/L) ratio is a simple marker of subclinical inflammation. This study aims to to analyse the predictive ability of N/L ratio for the prognosis in LCPD patients.