The prognostic significance of blood counts in patients with hodgkin lymphoma

Aras M., Albayrak M., Yildiz A., Maral S., Ozturk H., Tiglioglu P., ...More

Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice, vol.25, no.8, pp.1332-1337, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_175_22
  • Journal Name: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1332-1337
  • Keywords: Blood counts, Hodgkin lymphoma, leukocyte, neutrophil, survival


© 2022 Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications. All rights reserved.Background and Aim: The aim of the study was to examine the demographic, clinical features, treatment responses, and outcomes of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) patients and to investigate the factors affecting their survival. Patients and Methods: A retrospective analysis was made of patients diagnosed with HL in our department between 2009 and 2019. Treatment regimen, treatment response, and follow-up times were recorded for all patients. Using these data, complete response (CR) rates, overall survival (OS), and progression-free survival (PFS) were calculated. The effects of parameters on survival were investigated with Cox regression analysis. Results: Evaluation was made of 60 patients with a median age of 33.5 years [18.0-80.0] and mean follow-up duration of 29.34 ± 23.64 months. Median OS and PFS could not be reached with a mean OS of 85.6 months, and PFS of 71.7 months at the final visit. Only initial leukocyte and neurophil count were determined to have a statistically significant impact on survival (OR = 1.004; P = 0.031 vs OR = 0.996; P = 0.036). Conclusion: In HL patients, in addition to the many prognostic scoring systems, leukocyte and neutrophil count can be used as an independent prognostic parameter. Patients with higher leukocyte and lower neutrophil counts at the time of diagnosis should be managed more carefully.