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Can Mean Platelet Volume Be a Surrogate Marker of Inflammation in Rheumatic Diseases?

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.202
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165–9
Synopsis: 
It has been suggested that low-level mean platelet volume (MPV) in humans may be related to secondary thrombosis due to inflammation. For this reason, MPV can be used as a marker showing inflammation in the body. In this study, we found a strong association between MPV and erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein in patients with rheumatic diseases. Thus, MPV may be used as a negative acute-phase reactant in rheumatic diseases.

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Background: In humans, it has been suggested that low-level mean platelet volume (MPV) may be related to secondary thrombosis due to inflammation. For this reason, MPV can be used as a marker showing inflammation in the body. 

Accepted: 
23 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 06 May, 2015
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