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Investigation of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio and mean platelet volume in patients with tinnitus

  • B Ulusoy (a1), K Bozdemir (a2), M Akyol (a3), H İ Mişe (a4), A Kutluhan (a2) and M H Korkmaz (a2)...



This study aimed to evaluate patients with tinnitus in terms of mean platelet volume and platelet distribution width, and to explore neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio, recently reported in the literature as being possible inflammation markers.


This study comprised 64 tinnitus patients and 64 age-matched healthy controls. Statistical significance level was accepted as p < 0.05.


Mean platelet volume (t = 3.245, p = 0.002) and platelet distribution width (Z = 3.945, p < 0.001) were significantly higher in the patient group than the control group.


The results suggest that a prothrombotic condition might play a role in the pathophysiology of tinnitus.


Corresponding author

Address for correspondence: Dr Bülent Ulusoy, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Selçuk University, Konya 42075, Turkey Fax: +90 332 241 2184 E-mail:


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