ITALIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.39, 2013 (SCI-Expanded)
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ITALIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Community-acquired pneumonia, Child, Mean platelet volume, Severity, EPIDEMIOLOGY, PREDICTION, INDEXES
Hacettepe University Affiliated:
Background: Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a reflection of platelet size, which has been shown to correlate with platelet function and activation. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether MPV could be used for the diagnostic tool of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and for making the decision for hospitalization.