Northwestern Medical Journal
Correlation between hematological parameters and clinical scoring systems in indicating the severity of covid-19 disease [ACH Medical Journal]
ACH Medical Journal. 2022; 1(1): 1-10 | DOI: 10.5505/achmedj.2022.28291

Correlation between hematological parameters and clinical scoring systems in indicating the severity of covid-19 disease

Uğur Bal1, Burhan Albay2, Okan Günaydın3
1Ankara City Hospital, Department Of Emergency Medicine, Ankara/ Turkey
2Ankara Emergency Medical Services, Ankara/ Turkey
3Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Yenimahalle Education And Research Hospital, Department Of Emergency Medicine, Ankara/ Turkey

INTRODUCTION: In this study, it was aimed to determine the relationship between the blood parameters and scoring systems which are used to determine the severity of COVID-19.
METHODS: Patients, who were 18 years of age or older, and were hospitalized due to COVID-19 were evaluated retrospectively. Inflammatory markers and scoring systems were used to determine the severity of the COVID-19 patients.
RESULTS: In terms of the other hematological indices (NLR, PLR, MPV/LR, LMR, DFR, SII, and NLP), a significant difference was found between severe and non-severe patient groups. All scoring systems were found to be significantly higher in the severe patient group. The SOFA showed the strongest correlation with the MPVPR. BCRSS showed the strongest correlation with the DFR.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: It is suggested that applying a hematological parameter that predicts the course of severe Covid-19 instead of scoring systems would be a rational, fast, and inexpensive approach.

Keywords: COVID-19, Hematologic parameters, Clinical scoring systems, Lymphocyte Count,, Biomarkers, Blood Cell Count

Uğur Bal, Burhan Albay, Okan Günaydın. Correlation between hematological parameters and clinical scoring systems in indicating the severity of covid-19 disease. ACH Medical Journal. 2022; 1(1): 1-10

Corresponding Author: Burhan Albay, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English