Diagnostic role of mean platelet volume in tonsillitis with and without peritonsillar abscess.

Authors:
H Tanaka
H Tanaka
Aichi Medical University School of Medicine. etsuro@aichi-med-u.ac.jp

J Laryngol Otol 2018 Jul 11;132(7):615-618. Epub 2018 Jun 11.

Department of Advanced Cardiovascular Therapeutics,Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine,Japan.

Objective: To assess the diagnostic role of mean platelet volume in tonsillitis with and without peritonsillar abscess.

Methods: Mean platelet volume and other laboratory data were retrospectively investigated.

Results: Mean platelet volume was significantly lower in the tonsillitis group (7.8 per cent ± 0.7 per cent) than in the control group (8.7 per cent ± 0.6 per cent; p < 0.0001), and it was significantly lower in the abscess group (7.5 per cent ± 0.6 per cent) than in the no abscess group (8.0 per cent ± 0.7 per cent; p = 0.0277). White blood cell counts and C-reactive protein levels were not significantly different between patients with an abscess and those without. The mean platelet volume cut-off values for the diagnosis of tonsillitis and peritonsillar abscess were 7.95 fl and 7.75 fl, respectively.

Conclusion: Our results suggest that a decreased mean platelet volume is associated with the development and severity of tonsillitis. This finding provides useful diagnostic information for physicians treating patients with tonsillitis.

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