Platelet counts in adults with iron deficiency anemia

KUKU İ. , KAYA E. , YOLOĞLU S. , Gokdeniz R., BAYDIN A.

PLATELETS, cilt.20, ss.401-405, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/09537100903137306
  • Dergi Adı: PLATELETS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.401-405


In adults with iron deficiency anemia (IDA), abnormal platelet counts were seen in several studies. However we retrospectively examined the clinical records of a larger number of adults with IDA to assess abnormal platelet counts. From November 2006 to April 2008, 615 consecutive adults (73 men and 542 women; age range, 16-88 years) with IDA were included in this study. The mean initial hemoglobin was 9.0 perpendicular to 1.8 g/dL (range 2.7-12.8 g/dL), and the mean initial platelet count was 304 x 10(3)/mu L +/- 92.3 (range, 105-700 x 10(3)/mu L). The initial platelet counts were normal in 520 (84.6%) adults with IDA. Thrombocytosis (>400 x 10(3)/mu L) and thrombocytopenia (<150 x 10(3)/mu L) were detected in 82 (13.3%) and 13 (2.1%) adults with IDA, respectively. In conclusion, thrombocytosis was seen at lower rates in our study. Furthermore, this study shows that mild thrombocytopenia is not so rare in adults with IDA.