Health  Vol.2 No.7 , July 2010
Are mean platelet volume and splenomegaly subclinical inflammatory marker in children with familial mediterranean fever?
ABSTRACT
The present study aimed to investigate the correlation of MPV and splenomegaly as inflammation activity of FMF patients at the attacks free period. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 43 patients with FMF. This study was performed at the attack free period as clinical and laboratory. For this study, patients were divided into two groups. Patients with splenomegaly is called group 1 (n = 12) and patients with no splenomegaly is called group 2 (n = 31). Groups were compared respect to age, gender, platelet counts, acute phase reactants and MPV. The mean MPV (fl) were significantly higher in group 1 (8.9 ± 0.8) than in group 2 (8.4 ± 0.5, p < 0.05). This study suggested that increased MPV and splenomegaly without amyloidosis could be a sign of chronic inflammation in children with FMF even in attack free period.

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nullDursun, I. , Gok, F. , Babacan, O. , Sarı, E. and Sakallıoglu, O. (2010) Are mean platelet volume and splenomegaly subclinical inflammatory marker in children with familial mediterranean fever?. Health, 2, 692-695. doi: 10.4236/health.2010.27105.
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