Authors

MEHMET TOLGA KÖLE1, HÜSEYIN DAĞ1, OKAN DIKKER2, VEFIK ARICA1, YUSUF ÖZTÜRKCÜ3, İBRAHIM KANDEMIR4, MURAT DOĞAN1, HABIP GEDIK5

Departments

1Department of Pediatrics, Health Sciences University, Okmeydanı Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey - 2Department of Medical Biochemistry, Health Sciences University, Okmeydanı Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey - 3Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Health Sciences University, Okmeydanı Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey - 4Department of Pediatrics, Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey - 5Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Health Sciences University, Bakirköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Abstract

Objective: We aimed to compare the platelet distribution width (PDW) and platelet parameters (PLT), particularly MPV values of children who were diagnosed with adenoid hypertrophy at the pediatric clinic with those of healthy children to investi- gate a relationship between adenoid hypertrophy and MPV values.

Material and method: This prospective, cross-sectional study was conducted at the department of pediatrics, Health Sciences University, Ministry of Health Okmeydanı Training and Research Hospital between January 2012 and December 2014. The PLT and PDW values as well as MPV of children who were diagnosed with adenoid hypertrophy were compared with those of healthy children.

Results: In this study, 120 children with adenoid hypertrophy and 120 healthy children were evaluated. The age range of participants was between 3 years and 16 years, and the mean age was 9.13±2.94 years. The mean MPV value in children with adenoid hypertrophy (10.88 ± 1.15 fL) was statistically significantly higher than that in the control group (9.84 ± 1.04 fL). While the mean platelet distribution width value in the adenoid hypertrophy group was statistically significantly higher than that of the control group, there was no statistically significant difference between the mean platelet counts of both groups.

Conclusion: MPV, PLT, and PDW values did not differ significantly in children with adenoid hypertrophy compared to healthy children. MPV values were determined significantly higher in children with adenoid hypertrophy when compared with healthy children. Children with adenoid hypertrophy should be followed up in terms of cardiovascular diseases on the long view.

Keywords

Adenoids, Mean Platelet Volume, Child

DOI:

10.19193/0393-6384_2018_6_255