Mean platelet volume in bipolar disorder: the search for an ideal biomarker


Creative Commons License

MERT D. G. , TERZİ H.

NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISEASE AND TREATMENT, vol.12, pp.2057-2062, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.2147/ndt.s112374
  • Title of Journal : NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISEASE AND TREATMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.2057-2062

Abstract

Background: The pathophysiology of bipolar disorder (BD) remains a mystery. In this context, interest in the role of the immune and inflammatory systems in BD has been increasing. We aimed to compare the routine hemogram values of BD patients with those of the participants in the healthy control group, to assess the inflammation levels of the two groups. Mean platelet volume (MPV) can be obtained as routine hemogram parameters and may aid in the detection of systemic inflammation.