Relationship Between Effusion and Inflamatory Markers Including Platelet Count in Children with Parapneumonic Effusion


BEDİR DEMİRDAĞ T., Yayla B. C. C., Gunes C., TEZER H., TAPISIZ A.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC INFECTION, vol.15, no.2, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/ced.202119818
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC INFECTION
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Keywords: Parapneumonic effusion, platelet count, fibrinolytic therapy, THROMBOCYTOSIS, VOLUME, INFECTION, PNEUMONIA
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Although mortality and morbidity due to community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) decrease in childhood, parapneumonic effusion (PE) and empyema still emerge as an important problem. There are many studies related to platelet count and mean platelet volume (MPV) in CAP together with many inflammatory markers. In this study, the need for fibrinolytic therapy (FT) and its relationship with thrombocyte count and MPV in patients with CAP+PE was investigated.