A review of the association of mean platelet volume and red cell distribution width in inflammation


  • Mujgan Gurler Department of Internal Medicine, Baltalimani Education and Training Hospital, Istanbul
  • Gulali Aktas Department of Internal Medicine, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu




Hemogram parameters, Mean platelet volume, Red cell distribution width, Inflammation


Simple hemogram parameters have been proposed as novel markers of inflammation recently. Two of these parameters are red cell distribution width (RDW) and mean platelet volume (MPV). Both MPV and RDW have been shown to be associated with inflammatory diseases. In this review, we aimed to discuss the clinical significance of these hemogram parameters in inflammatory states by reviewing the related studies in literature.


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How to Cite

Gurler, M., & Aktas, G. (2016). A review of the association of mean platelet volume and red cell distribution width in inflammation. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 4(1), 1–4. https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20160001



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