Immune Cell Ratio Can Help Identify Patients at High Risk of Infection

Immune Cell Ratio Can Help Identify Patients at High Risk of Infection

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Immune Cell Ratio Can Help Identify Patients at High Risk of Infection

A higher ratio of disease-inducing neutrophils to lymphocytes at diagnosis may help predict severe infections and mortality in people with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) taking immunosuppression therapy, a study suggests.  The study, “The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio as a marker of vasculitis activity, severe infection and mortality in anca-associated vasculitis,” was published in the journal Nefrología. AAV is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks and damages blood vessels. This happens because the body erroneously produces…

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