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Research Article

The Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Count Ratio in Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia

  • Cornelis P. C. de Jager mail,

    p.de.jager@jbz.nl

    Affiliation: Department of Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care, Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

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  • Peter C. Wever,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

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  • Eugenie F. A. Gemen,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Chemistry and Hematology, Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

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  • Ron Kusters,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Chemistry and Hematology, Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

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  • Arianne B. van Gageldonk-Lafeber,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

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  • Tom van der Poll,

    Affiliation: Center of Infection and Immunity Amsterdam and Center of Experimental and Molecular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Robert J. F. Laheij

    Affiliations: Department of Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care, Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Published: October 01, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046561

About the Authors

Cornelis P. C. de Jager, Robert J. F. Laheij
Department of Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care, Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Peter C. Wever
Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Eugenie F. A. Gemen, Ron Kusters
Department of Clinical Chemistry and Hematology, Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Arianne B. van Gageldonk-Lafeber
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Tom van der Poll
Center of Infection and Immunity Amsterdam and Center of Experimental and Molecular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Robert J. F. Laheij
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: p.de.jager@jbz.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CdJ PW ABvGL RL. Analyzed the data: CdJ PW TvdP EG RL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EG PW RK ABvGL. Wrote the paper: CdJ RL.