Change of mean platelet volume values in asthmatic children as an inflammatory marker

Tuncel T., Uysal P., Hocaoglu A. B., Erge D. O., Karaman O., Uzuner N.

ALLERGOLOGIA ET IMMUNOPATHOLOGIA, vol.40, no.2, pp.104-107, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.aller.2011.03.007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.104-107
  • Keywords: Asthma, Children, Inflammation, Mean platelet volume, Platelets, ATHEROSCLEROSIS RISK, BRONCHIAL-ASTHMA, ACTIVATION, DISEASE, INTERLEUKIN-6, COMMUNITIES
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood in industrialised countries. T helper-2 (Th-2) cells, mast cells and eosinophils have a role in inflammation of asthma. Recently it was shown that platelets also play a role in asthma. Mean platelet volume shows platelet size and reflects platelet activation.