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TOTAL LEUKOCYTE COUNTS AND NEUTROPHIL-LYMPHOCYTE COUNT RATIOS AMONG HELICOBACTER PYLORI-INFECTED PATIENTS WITH PEPTIC ULCERS: INDEPENDENT OF BACTERIAL CAGA STATUS

(2013) TOTAL LEUKOCYTE COUNTS AND NEUTROPHIL-LYMPHOCYTE COUNT RATIOS AMONG HELICOBACTER PYLORI-INFECTED PATIENTS WITH PEPTIC ULCERS: INDEPENDENT OF BACTERIAL CAGA STATUS. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. pp. 82-88. ISSN 0125-1562

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Abstract

Elevated leukocyte counts can be a marker of inflammation and infection. The aim of this study was to determine the total leukocyte count and neutrophil-lymphocyte count ratio (NLCR) among Helicobacter pylori-infected patients with peptic ulcer disease (PU) and among asymptomatic subjects (AS) and to evaluate if there is an association between these lab values and the presence of the H. pylori virulence factor cytotoxin-associated gene A (CagA). Sixty H. pylori-infected PU patients, 63 AS carriers and 32 healthy H. pylori-negative subjects (controls) were included in the study. The total white blood cell (WBC) counts and differentials were determined using standard hematological methods. The mean total WBC count, mean neutrophil count and NLCR were significantly higher among PU patients than in controls (p<0.001, p<0.001 and p<0.001, respectively). Similarly, the mean WBC count, mean neutrophil count and NLCR were significantly higher among AS patients than in controls (p<0.005, p<0.001 and p<0.02, respectively). The differences of mean WBC counts mean neutrophil counts and NLCR were also significantly different (p<0.005, p<0.001 and p<0.001, respectively) between the PU and AS patients. There were no differences in the PU and AS patients in regard to anti-CagA positivity These results show the CagA factor was not associated with the presence or absence of symptoms in H. pylori infected patients.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Helicobacter pylori peptic ulcer leukocyte count neutrophils-lymphocyte count ratio anti-CagA acute coronary syndrome ischemic-heart-disease immune-response virulence factors blood neutrophil gene-expression gastric-cancer pathogenesis association protein Public, Environmental & Occupational Health Infectious Diseases Tropical Medicine
Page Range: pp. 82-88
Journal or Publication Title: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 44
Number: 1
ISSN: 0125-1562
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.rums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4741

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