Research Article
Volume 10 Issue 8 - 2021
The Importance of Lymphocyte Monocyte Ratio in SARS-CoV-2 Carriers
Andjelka Stojkovic1,2*, Katerina Dajic1, Andrijana Kostic1, Nevena Folic1,2, Marija Radovanovic1 and Rasa Medovic1,2
1Pediatric Clinic, University Clinical Center Kragujevac, Serbia
2Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Kragujevac, Serbia
*Corresponding Author: Andjelka Stojkovic, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Kragujevac, Serbia.
Received: July 12, 2021; Published: July 26, 2021


The aim was to determine hematological and biochemical changes in children who are SARS-CoV-2 carriers. The predictive factors of SARS-CoV-2 in children who are SARS-CoV-2 “super-spreaders” are the distinctive ratio between lymphocytes and monocytes (LMR) more than 2, with occasional eosinophilia, and a rapid, early, and strong increase of the serum LDH value. The predictive factors are useful for fast and cheap triage of children “from contact” until a PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 arrives, and simultaneously, a pattern for the suspicion on the SARS-CoV-2 infection. The LMR is an adequate biomarker of immune response in SARS-CoV-2 carriers and it is different between various virus infections (SARS-CoV-2 vs. H1N1 influenza-like illness) in children. Our findings support a potential role for the LMR as a marker for adverse outcomes after asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 in children.

Keywords: Asymptomatic Infection Carrier; COVID-19; Pandemic; Child


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Citation: Andjelka Stojkovic., et al. “The Importance of Lymphocyte Monocyte Ratio in SARS-CoV-2 Carriers”. EC Paediatrics 10.8 (2021): 30-35.

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