Evaluation of platelet count and its association with plateletcrit, mean platelet volume, and platelet size distribution width in a canine model of endotoxemia


YILMAZ Z. , Eralp O., Ilcol Y. O.

VETERINARY CLINICAL PATHOLOGY, vol.37, no.2, pp.159-163, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1939-165x.2008.00023.x
  • Title of Journal : VETERINARY CLINICAL PATHOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-163
  • Keywords: dog, endotoxin, MPV, PCT, PDW, platelet, sepsis, DOGS, NUMBER, DYSFUNCTION, DIAGNOSIS

Abstract

Background: Platelets are of great importance in the pathogenesis of endotoxemia. Although thrombocytopenia is used as a diagnostic sign of endotoxemia, changes in values for platelet indices (plateletcrit [PCT], mean platelet volume [MPV], and platelet size distribution width [PDW]) in response to endotoxin are still unknown.