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The Value of Platelet Indices in Henoch- Schonlein Purpura

Özlem Bağ, Utku Karaarslan, Çiğdem Ecevit, Gül İrem Kanberoğlu, Aysel Öztürk.

Abstract
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common vasculitis of childhood and usually associated with thrombocytosis. Platelet indices; mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW); have recently been described as markers of platelet activation and function. The aim of this retrospective study is to investigate the value of platelet indices in HSP. The study was conducted in 117 HSP patients diagnosed with HSP and 68 age- and sex- matched healty controls with a retrospective design. The mean leukocyte and platelet counts were significantly higher in HSP patients than in control group (p

Key words: Henoch-Schönlein purpura, platelet, mean platelet volume, platelet distribution width



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