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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 98-102

A retrospective analysis of eosinophilic disorder on poststroke pneumonia

1 Department of Vascular Surgery, Zibo Central Hospital, Zibo, Shandong, China
2 Department of Preventive Medicine, Jilin Medical University, Fengman District, Jilin, China
3 Department of Radiological Medicine, Jilin University, Chaoyang District, Jilin, China
4 Department of Neurology, Siping Central Hospital, Siping, Jilin, China
5 Science and Education Division, Siping Central Hospital, Siping, Jilin, China

Correspondence Address:
Ying Liu
Science and Education Division, Siping Central Hospital, Tiexi District, Siping, Jilin
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/VIT.VIT_3_19

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OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to evaluate the role of eosinophil on the outcome and prognosis in stroke patients with pneumonia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 526 patients with ischemic stroke; the patients were divided into two groups according to whether the patients were complicated with pneumonia or not. All patients were supervised by the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score in 2 weeks. RESULTS: Stroke patients without pneumonia were observed a higher eosinophil count and lower platelet distribution width (PDW) compared to the patients with pneumonia (P < 0.05). Eosinophil counts continued to decrease in patients with pneumonia along with an increasing NIHSS score in 2 weeks. Logistic regression identified dysphagia, eosinophil count, and PDW as predictors of NIHSS scores in poststroke patients with pneumonia. CONCLUSIONS: Our data suggested that eosinophil counts might have a significant role on outcomes in poststroke patients with pneumonia. The results underscored that the interaction between eosinophils and platelets might be a treatment target to improve the outcomes in stroke patients.

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