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Assessment of Hematological Parameters in the Diagnosis Brucella Epididymorchitis: Comparison of Brucella Epididymorchitis and Non-Brucella Epididymorchitis



DOI : 10.33719/yud.2023-18-3-1333185
New J Urol. 2023;18(3):202-208.

Abstract

Objective: To analyze the parameters that can facilitate the differential diagnosis of brucella epididymorchitis (BEO) and non- brucella epididymorchitis (NBEO) and to facilitate early diagnosis.

Material And Methods: The data of 23 BEO patients and 80 NBEO patients, who applied in a tertiary center in eastern Turkey, where brucellosis is common, were retrospectively analyzed. Age, hemogram parameters (white blood cell (WBC)), neutrophil, lymphocyte, monocyte, eosinophil, basophil, platelet, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), monocyte-to-lymphocyte ratio (MLR), platelet- to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), mean platelet volume (MPV), red blood cell distribution width (RDW), biochemical parameters (aspartate transaminase and alanine aminotransferase), inflammatory markers (C-reactive protein, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and procalcitonin), urine culture, and scrotal doppler ultrasound findings were analyzed retrospectively and were compared between BEO and NBEO groups.

Results: In the comparison of the BEO and NBEO groups, there was a significant difference between the two groups in WBC count, neutrophil count, monocytes count, NLR, MLR, MPV, and procalcitonin levels (p = 0.035, p = 0.007, p = 0.003, p = 0.005, p = 0.01, p < 0.001, p <0.001, respectively).

Conclusions: The NLR may be promising for use in the early diagnosis of BEO. The MPV also drew attention as parameters that can be evaluated

Keywords: brucellosis, genitourinary, infections, epididymorchitis


Abstract

Objective: To analyze the parameters that can facilitate the differential diagnosis of brucella epididymorchitis (BEO) and non- brucella epididymorchitis (NBEO) and to facilitate early diagnosis.

Material And Methods: The data of 23 BEO patients and 80 NBEO patients, who applied in a tertiary center in eastern Turkey, where brucellosis is common, were retrospectively analyzed. Age, hemogram parameters (white blood cell (WBC)), neutrophil, lymphocyte, monocyte, eosinophil, basophil, platelet, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), monocyte-to-lymphocyte ratio (MLR), platelet- to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), mean platelet volume (MPV), red blood cell distribution width (RDW), biochemical parameters (aspartate transaminase and alanine aminotransferase), inflammatory markers (C-reactive protein, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and procalcitonin), urine culture, and scrotal doppler ultrasound findings were analyzed retrospectively and were compared between BEO and NBEO groups.

Results: In the comparison of the BEO and NBEO groups, there was a significant difference between the two groups in WBC count, neutrophil count, monocytes count, NLR, MLR, MPV, and procalcitonin levels (p = 0.035, p = 0.007, p = 0.003, p = 0.005, p = 0.01, p < 0.001, p <0.001, respectively).

Conclusions: The NLR may be promising for use in the early diagnosis of BEO. The MPV also drew attention as parameters that can be evaluated

Keywords: brucellosis, genitourinary, infections, epididymorchitis

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