Does prematurity affect platelet indices?

  title={Does prematurity affect platelet indices?},
  author={Alicja Wasiluk and Joanna Osada and Milena Izabela Dabrowska and Marek S. Szczepański and Elwira Jasińska},
  journal={Advances in medical sciences},
  volume={54 2},
PURPOSE The current study objective was to compare blood platelet indices in preterm newborns (PTN) and full term newborns (FTN). MATERIALS AND METHODS We introduced to our study 51 PTN (25 females, 26 males) and 55 FTN (25 females, 30 males). Platelet indices were estimated in blood samples collected from the umbilical artery. RESULTS PTN demonstrated a decreased count of blood platelets (197 x 103/microL) as compared to FTN (287 x 103/microL), p=0.0001. Platelet hematocrit (PCT) also… CONTINUE READING