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Huma Riaz
Muhammad Idrees
Saima Qayyum
Muhammad Waqas
Zarmina Hussain
Muhammad Ihtesham Khan


Objective: To evaluate the pattern of changes in the platelet indices in different Leukemias.

Material and method: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in the Pathology Department of Khyber Teaching Hospital from January 2021 to December 2021 (1-year duration). Diagnosed acute and chronic leukemia cases were included while those receiving therapeutic chemotherapy were excluded. The platelet count was analyzed as a part of complete blood counts by the Sysmex Hematology analyzer in the Hematology section of the Pathology department. The changes observed in the platelet counts in different types of leukemia were recorded in a proforma. Mean, standard deviation, frequency and percentages were used to compute variables.

Results: The age range of the 100 included cases of leukemia was 01 - 50 years. The mean age of the study population was 30 ± 10 SD years. Platelet count was low in acute Leukemias and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Only in chronic myeloid leukemia, raised platelet count was seen (in 62% of cases). Mean platelet volume and platelet distribution width were decreased in all leukemias.

Conclusion: Platelet indices are decreased in Leukemias, with the exception of chronic myeloid leukemia where platelet count is raised.

Keywords: Platelet count, Acute lymphoid leukemia, Acute myelogenous leukemia, Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Chronic myelogenous leukemia.




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Riaz, H. ., Idrees, M., Qayyum, S. ., Waqas, M., Hussain, Z., & Khan, M. . I. (2022). PLATELET INDICES IN LEUKEMIAS: - A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY. Journal of Medical Sciences, 30(04), 294–297.

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