Ashok Mehendale

Department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra, India


  • Review Article   
    Platelet to Lymphocyte Ratio and Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio as a Severity Marker in Moderate to Severe COVID-19 Patients
    Author(s): Clovey Singhal, Abhishek Joshi*, Ashok Mehendale and Lokesh Mukut Vaishnav

    The world is facing COVID-19 pandemic which has created havoc amongst the mankind. It has created huge burden on health care facilities. The COVID-19 disease is caused by a newly emerged mutant of corona virus that is SARS-CoV-2. The virus is highly contagious and infects through respiratory route. It invades the respiratory tract mainly lungs causing coronavirus pneumonia. Patients usually present with fever, non-productive cough, breathlessness, myalgia, fatigue. In severe cases, disease can rapidly progress to ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome), septic shock, MODS (Multi-Organ Dysfunction Syndrome). Death may occur due to the complications. Furthermore, early diagnosis of severe cases and early interventions help in decreasing the burden on intensive healthcare facilities. HRCT scans are being used to assess the disease severity and CT score were calculated which was graded as.. Read More»

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