HALP score as a new prognostic factor for Covid-19

Deniz Çekiç 1 * , Mehmet Emir Arman 1, Ahmed Cihad Genç 1, Didar Şenocak 2, Kubilay İşsever 1, Sümeyye Çekiç 1, Ahmet Nalbant 1, Ahmed Bilal Genç 1, Selçuk Yaylacı 1, Ali Tamer 1, Oğuz Karabay 3
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1 Internal Medicine Department, Sakarya University, Sakarya University Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey
2 Internal Medicine Department, Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
3 Infectious Disease Department, Sakarya University, Sakarya University Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey
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J CLIN MED KAZ, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp. 56-60. https://doi.org/10.23950/jcmk/12930
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Objective: This research aims to analyze the HALP. (hemoglobin, albumin, lymphocyte. platelet) score of.survivor-deceased Covid-19 patients.
Material and methods: 590 patients with. Covid-19 were. included. in. this. study. Patients. were. divided. into two groups as survivor (n:296) and deceased (n:294). Patient information was collected from the hospital online system. The Study was conducted retrospectively, and it aims to.investigate.the association.between HALP score and.mortality.in Covid-19.patients.
Results: In.the deceased group.the.mean.age was 71.32±10.9 (n:294) while in the survivor.group, it.was 59.97±16.2 (n:296) (p:0.000). 65,6% of the deceased group were.male, while 55% of survivor group were male (p<0.001). The median HALP score was 11,45 (1,00-1594,00) in the deceased group, while it was 23,58 (1,73-231,75) (p<0.001) in survivor group. Through our analysis,.we have found.that.the.HALP score.was associated with mortality, thus the.relationship.between 1/HALP.score.and.mortality was examined. While the median 1/HALP was 0.08 (0.01-1.00) in deceased group, it was 0.04 (0.01-0.58) in the survivor group. ROC (receiver.operating.characteristic) analysis was executed for determining the cut off value of 1/HALP. The cut.off.value of 1/HALP for mortality was 0,064 ((AUC: 0,724 (0,682-0,767); 67,3% Sensitivity, 67,0% Specificity; p<0.001)).
Conclusion: There is a meaningful correlation established between low HALP score and.mortality. in.Covid-19.patients. We.have reached the.conclusion that using HALP score.to. predict.mortality.in.Covid-19.patients might be useful.


Çekiç D, Arman ME, Genç AC, Şenocak D, İşsever K, Çekiç S, et al. HALP score as a new prognostic factor for Covid-19. J CLIN MED KAZ. 2023;20(1):56-60. https://doi.org/10.23950/jcmk/12930


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