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The lymphocyte-monocyte ratio in clinical practice
  1. Sevket Balta1,
  2. Zafer Demırer2,
  3. Mustafa Aparci3,
  4. Ali Osman Yildirim1,
  5. Cengiz Ozturk1
  1. 1 Department of Cardiology, Gulhane Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
  2. 2 Department of Urology, Eskişehir Military Hospital, Eskişehir, Turkey
  3. 3 Department of Cardiology, Kasimpasa Military Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sevket Balta, Department of Cardiology, Gulhane School of Medicine, Tevfik Saglam St., Etlik-Ankara 06018, Turkey; drsevketb{at}, sevketb{at}

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