Could platelet indices be new biomarkers for inflammatory bowel diseases?


Ozturk Z. A. , Dag M. S. , Kuyumcu M. E. , Cam H., Yesil Y. , Yilmaz N., ...Daha Fazla

EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES, cilt.17, ss.334-341, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.334-341

Özet

BACKGROUND AND AIM: Ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) are chronic inflammatory diseases. Many serum biomarkers have been studied for diagnosis and monitoring of disease activity in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Platelets play an important role in inflammation. The aim of the present study is to determine whether platelet indices; mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet distribution width (PDW) and platelet-crit (PCT) would be useful, cheap, non-invasive biomarkers for following up and determining severity of IBD.