The Clinical Relevance of Lymphocyte to Monocyte Ratio in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

Respir Med.

In conclusion, a LMR<4.18 is associated with significantly shorter survival in newly-diagnosed IPF patients. In addition, LMR is significantly lower in patients with IPF and lung cancer compared to patients with newly-diagnosed IPF. High monocytes count at baseline negatively correlates with FVC and is an independent predictor of disease progression in newly-diagnosed IPF patients.