An overlooked indicator of disease activity in ulcerative colitis: mean platelet volume.

@article{Yksel2009AnOI,
  title={An overlooked indicator of disease activity in ulcerative colitis: mean platelet volume.},
  author={Osman Y{\"u}ksel and Kaan Helvaci and Omer Basar and Seyfettin K{\"o}kl{\"u} and S Sevkan Caner and Nafiye Helvaci and Ekrem Abayli and Emin Altiparmak},
  journal={Platelets},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={277-81}
}
Many non-invasive tests have been studied for diagnosis and determining the activation degree of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Nevertheless, an ideal test has not been found yet. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is influenced by the inflammation. In a few study, decreased platelet volume have been reported in IBD. The aim of this study is to determine whether platelet volume would be useful in ulcerative colitis (UC) activity. Additionally we have analyzed overall accuracy of MPV in disease… CONTINUE READING

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