VETERINARY CLINICAL PATHOLOGY, vol.37, no.2, pp.159-163, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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VETERINARY CLINICAL PATHOLOGY
dog, endotoxin, MPV, PCT, PDW, platelet, sepsis, DOGS, NUMBER, DYSFUNCTION, DIAGNOSIS
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.