The value of mean platelet volume in the determination of community acquired pneumonia in children


KARADAĞ ÖNCEL E. , ÖZSÜREKCİ Y. , KARA A. , KARAHAN S. , CENGİZ A. B. , CEYHAN M.

ITALIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.39, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 39
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/1824-7288-39-16
  • Dergi Adı: ITALIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS

Özet

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.