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ea0035p993 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2014

Mean platelet volume in euthyroid patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Carliuglu Ayse , Timur Ozge , Durmaz Senay Arikan , Ayhan Mehmet Emin

Aim: HashimotoÂ’s thyroiditis (HT) is an autoimmune disease in which a breakdown of immune tolerance is caused by interplay of a variety of immunologic, genetic, and environmental factors. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is the measure of platelet size. MPV possibly is a simple way to estimate platelet activity. Activated platelets play an important role in the pathogenesis of vascular disease especially coronary heart diseases. Larger platelets are metabolically and enzymatica...