The mean platelet volume in gestational diabetes

  • Nuray BozkurtEmail author
  • Ercan Yılmaz
  • Aydan Biri
  • Zeki Taner
  • Özdemir Himmetoğlu
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Objective: To compare the platelet count and mean platelet volume (MPV) values of pregnancies diagnosed with gestational diabetes with those of healthy pregnancies.

Material—method: Between June 2003 and September 2004, 100 healthy pregnancies and 100 pregnancies with gestational diabetes were studied at Gazi University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Results: While no statistically significant difference was observed in the platelet count between the two groups, the MPV of the gestational diabetes group (9.4 ± 1.6 fl) was evaluated to be significantly higher than the MPV of the healthy pregnancy group (8.3 ± 1.1 fl). Additionally, when linear regression analysis was performed an inverse relationship was observed between platelet number and MPV.

Conclusion: There is a need for further research focusing on the platelet function in the observation and treatment of gestational diabetes, which can pose the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes for the mother and has negative consequences for the fetus.


Mean platelet volume Gestational diabetes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nuray Bozkurt
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Ercan Yılmaz
    • 1
  • Aydan Biri
    • 1
  • Zeki Taner
    • 1
  • Özdemir Himmetoğlu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Faculty of MedicineGazi UniversityTurkey
  2. 2.AnkaraTurkey

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