The effect of bacteremia on automated platelet measurements in neonates.

@article{Patrick1990TheEO,
  title={The effect of bacteremia on automated platelet measurements in neonates.},
  author={C H Patrick and John S Lazarchick},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={1990},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={391-4}
}
Platelet volume measurements have been used to differentiate consumptive and hypoplastic thrombocytopenia. Since thrombocytopenia is a frequent complication of neonatal sepsis, the authors explored the utility of correlating mean platelet volume (MVP) and platelet distribution width (PDW) with bacteremia. In a sample of 156 infants, there was a significantly increased presence of bacteremia in those infants with MPV greater than 10.8 fL and/or PDW greater than 19.1%. High MPV and PDW showed… CONTINUE READING