The Role of White Blood Cell Count in Perianal Pathologies: A Retrospective Analysis of Hematologic Malignancies


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ORHAN B., Ozkalemka F., ÖZKOCAMAN V., GÜRBÜZ B., ERSAL T., PINAR İ. E. , ...More

MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.14, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.4084/mjhid.2022.051
  • Journal Name: MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: Perianal, Acute leukemia, White blood cell, INFECTIONS, MANAGEMENT, LEUKEMIA
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background and Objective: Infections are the most common cause of anal and perianal pathologies in patients with hematological malignancies. Perianal infection diagnosis in this group of patients is difficult; thus, a careful anorectal examination is necessary with imaging modalities. In addition, the literature reveals a knowledge gap in the approach to anal pathologies in patients with neutropenia during diagnosis or chemotherapy. This study aimed to examine our institutional data on perianal complications and investigate the relationship between the white blood cell-neutrophil count, perianal lesion, and the type of treatment in patients with hematologic malignancies during the neutropenic period.