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Alteration of Platelets Indices in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patient

Kolomi Muhammad Lawan and Avinash Kumar

Journal Title:Acta Scientific Microbiology
Abstract


New platelet functions on immunity and inflammation as well as thrombosis have recently emerged as a result of advances from an automated full blood count (CBC) analyser. One of the fastest and easiest tests to confirm platelet function is the platelet indices. Such platelet indices include the width of the platelet (PDW), mean platelet volume (MPV), and platelet crit. World Health Organiza-tion (WHO) reported that about 8.6 million cases of Mycobacterium tuberculosis were estimated to have occurred in 2012 alone most of which were recorded in Asia and Africa, with India and China responsible for 38% of the total number of cases. Thus, this article was instigated to update on platelet indices and their roles in diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis

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