Evaluation of the mean platelet volume in secondary amyloidosis due to familial Mediterranean fever

Ozkayar N., Piskinpasa S., Akyel F., Dede F., YILDIRIM T., Turgut D., ...More

RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, vol.33, no.10, pp.2555-2559, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00296-013-2775-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2555-2559
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an inflammatory disorder that is leading cause of secondary amyloidosis (AA). This study was designed to investigate the level of mean platelet volume (MPV) in AA. Seventy-four FMF, 29 AA patients and 180 healthy controls, were included. There was no significant difference between the cases in terms of sex and age. MPV levels were measured in all groups. In the FMF group, MPV level was significantly higher when compared to the control group. MPV level was significantly lower in AA group in comparison with the FMF and healthy control groups. In summary, our present study showed low MPV values in AA due to FMF.