THE PARAMETERS OF PLATELET IN CHILDREN WITH IDOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPRNIC PURPURA

Xiang W, Chen G-F, G-D-X, et al

The Peoples Hospital of Hainan Province, Haikou, Hainan, China

 

Objective: To investigate the parameters of platelet in children with idopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).

Methods: The values of platelet count, mean platelet volume (MPV), platelecrit (PCT), platelet distribution width (PDW) were measured in 40 children with ITP and 38 normal controls.

Results: Compared with control group, the values of MPV were higher, PCT were lower in children with ITP (P<0.05). There were no statistically   difference in PDW. But there were no significant differences in these values between ITP children in recovery stage and control group .The abnormalities of the platelet parameters becomes significant with the procession of ITP stages. The platelet count is negative associated with the values of MPV, positive associated with the values of PCT (P<0.05).

Conclusion: In addition to the changes of platelet count, there is abnormality of MPV and PCT in children with ITP. It is helpful to measure MPV and PCT in children with ITP.

 
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