The role of immature granulocyte percentage in predicting acute chest syndrome and the severity of the vaso-occlusive crisis in sickle cell disease.

Karahan F., Ünal S., Topçu D. B. , Öztaş Y., Bozlu G.

The Turkish journal of pediatrics, vol.64, no.1, pp.92-97, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2021.1385
  • Journal Name: The Turkish journal of pediatrics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.92-97
  • Keywords: sickle cell disease, inflammation, immature granulocyte, BIOMARKER


Background. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inflammatory disease that can result in both chronic and acute inflammation. Immature granulocytes (IG) are not-yet-mature white blood cells that can be easily detected in complete blood count (CBC) tests. In recent studies it has been suggested that IG may play a role in determining the prognosis of inflammatory diseases. The aim of our study was to investigate the role of IG percentage on predicting acute chest syndrome (ACS) and the severity of vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC) in patients with SCD.