Is Mean Platelet Volume Useful for Predicting the Prognosis of COVID-19 Diagnosed Patients?

Ahmet Aktas
2020 International Journal of Research Studies in Medical and Health Sciences  
COVID-19; It emerged as a viral pneumonia with very high infectivity and infectiousness in December 2019 in Wuhan province of China. Although its pathogenesis is not known as well, it causes severe inflammation and cytokine storm. It shows many symptoms such as fever, sore throat, headache, dyspnea and diarrhea. WBC, platelet, MPV values and indicators such as CRP and procalcitonin have been shown to be related to the severity of inflammation and disease. Aim: In this study we aimed to research
more » ... e aimed to research the relationship between the prognonsis of COVID-19 diagnosed patients over and under 65 years and MPV. Results: We included 16 females, 21 males totally 37 patients in this study. The mean age of the study group was 54.46.MPV, WBC, CRP and procalcitonin levels were not associated with the prognosis and severity of the disease in COVID-19 patients aged 65 and over. Again, there was no statistically significant relationship between MPV, WBC, CRP and procalcitonin levels and prognosis among the patients hospitalized in the intensive care unit and the service. When the patients who were discharged and died, there was no statistically significant difference between MPV, WBC, CRP and procalcitonin levels. Conclusion: We did not determnie difference in MPV levels, WBC, CRP and procalcitonin levels, mortality and prognosis between COVID-19 positive patients under 65 and over. Further comprehensive studies are required.
doi:10.22259/ijrsmhs.0507003 fatcat:7ey4oifa25ddnfhx7lsxuepccu