Tuğba Aslan Dündar*, Seyit Mehmet Ceylan, Umut Can Musaoğlu and Yavuz Berkay Karabulut
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital, TurkeyFulltext PDF
Aim: The study aimed to investigate the relationship between hematological parameters, including the Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR) and Platelet to Lymphocyte Ratio (PLR), and Bell’s Palsy (BP) in diabetic or non-diabetic patients. Material and Methods: The electronic records of 57 diabetic (Type 2) and 56 non-diabetic patients with BP and 57 healthy subjects who were admitted to tertiary clinical center were retrospectively reviewed. Results: The NLR levels were significantly higher in the diabetic BP group compared to control subjects (p: 0.005; p<0.05). The other groups were not statistically different in terms of NLR (p>0.05). The NLR were statistically reverse relationship with initial House Brackman grade values (p: 0.040; p<0.05). The relationship between NLR and 1st and 6th-month House Brackman grades were not significantly different (p>0.05). The groups of this investigation were not statistically different in terms of PLR (p>0.05). Conclusion: PLR values were not different in diabetic and non-diabetic patients with Bell's palsy. NLR values were significantly higher in diabetic Bell’s palsy group. NLR can be used as auxiliary parameters in the diagnosis of Bell’s palsy in diabetic patients.
Dündar TA, Ceylan SM, Musaoğlu UC, Karabulut YB. Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio and Platelet to Lymphocyte Ratio in Bell’s Palsy: A Comparison of Diabetic and Nondiabetic Patients. Clin Surg. 2022; 7: 3507..