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Gaziantep Med J. 2014; 20(2): 182-185

The relationship of carpal tunnel syndrome and mean platelet volume in geriatric patients

Ahmet Tutoğlu, Ahmet Boyacı, Özcan Kocatürk, Suna Sarıkaya, Mahmut Kul, Emel Yiğit Karakaş, Alparslan Yetişgin.

The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and mean platelet volume (MPV) in patients older than 65 years old. The study included 48 patients, 92 hands (45 right/47 left) from 8225 patients who were consulted to electroneuromyography (ENMG) laboratory in January 2010 to December 2013. ENMG data, whole blood cell, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein (CRP) levels of all patients were noted. In patient group MPV levels were significantly high (P=0.014). Although CRP levels were significantly elevated in patients, all CRP levels were in normal range. As a result, in patients older than 65 years increased MPV levels may be associated with CTS etiology and increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Key words: Carpal tunnel syndrome; Mean platelet volume

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