Association between mean platelet volume levels and inflammation in SLE patients presented with arthritis


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Safak S., USLU A. U. , Serdal K., Turker T., Soner S., Lutfi A.

AFRICAN HEALTH SCIENCES, vol.14, no.4, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.4314/ahs.v14i4.21
  • Title of Journal : AFRICAN HEALTH SCIENCES

Abstract

Background: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may be characterized by periods of remissions and chronic or acute relapses. The complexity of clinical presentation of the SLE patients leads to incorrect evaluation of disease activity. Mean platelet volume (MPV) has been studied as a simple inflammatory marker in several diseases. There is no study in the literature about MPV levels in adult SLE patients with arthritis.