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Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) Resistance in Kawasaki Disease with Increased PLR and NLR

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Laboratory
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

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The platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) are markers of inflammation. Takeshita et al associated elevations of these ratios with intravenous immunoglobulin resistance in a patient with Kawasaki Disease. The authors are from National Defense Medical College and Japan Self-Defense Forces Central Hospital in Japan.

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