Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratios as inflammatory biomarkers in psychiatric patients
T Bhikram, P Sandor, Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratios as inflammatory biomarkers in psychiatric patients, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, Volume 105, 2022, Pages 237-246, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2022.07.006.
Conclusion: The consistent findings of elevated NLR across the reviewed psychiatric disorders suggest that abnormal NLR is not specific to any one disorder but may reflect a pathological brain process that leads to brain dysfunction. These findings support hypotheses of neuroinflammation being important to the etiology of psychiatric disorders. More research is needed to further elucidate the relationship between specific diagnostic and behavioural constructs and NLR. Future work is also needed to determine the specific neuroinflammatory mechanisms that give rise to specific disorders.