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Our journal is the official publication of Inonu University Medical Faculty and published uninterruptedly for 25 years. It was first published as the name of Inonu University Medical Journal and later as Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center. During its publication period, the journal accepted Turkish or English articles for publication.

Abstracting in an international index is just a paramount objective in the 25th year of the journal. Because of this goal, it was necessary to make a decision both in terms of journal name and publication language. It was important in this respect that the name of a general medical journal should be related to medicine again and it should be in English. For these reasons, the name of the journal was switched to Annals of Medical Research and its publication language is changed to in English. The logo of the journal was chosen as an apricot, which is the symbol of our city Malatya, the world capital of apricot. I hope the journal succeeds with its new name. Annals of Medical Research is published monthly.



Evaluation of mean platelet volume and distribution width in childhood infectious mononucleosis (p. 170-3)

Evaluation of mean platelet volume and distribution width in childhood infectious mononucleosis (p. 170-3)

Munevver Tugba Temel, Mehmet Enes Coskun
Gaziantep University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Gaziantep, Turkey
Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.


Aim: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is an infectious agent that affects more than 95% of the world’s population and is usually diagnosed through characteristic clinical findings, hematologic changes in complete blood counts, and atypical lymphocytes in peripheral smears. A definitive diagnosis requires serological confirmation of the EBV infection. This study intends to investigate the relationship between the mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet distribution width (PDW) and plateletcrit (PCT) values, which are platelet indices that can be used as markers of inflammation in different inflammatory diseases, and the EBV-associated infectious mononucleosis (IM) disease.
Material and Methods: A total of 54 patients (30 males, 24 females) with EBV-associated infectious mononucleosis diagnosed at the Department of Pediatrics, University of Gaziantep University between January 2015 and June 2017 were retrospectively analyzed. Meanwhile, 68 age and gender-matched children were involved as the control group. White blood cell (WBC), hemoglobin (Hb), MPV, PDW and PCT values were compared across the patient and control group.
Results: While the MPV values of the EBV-associated IM patient group were significantly high, the PDW values were significantly low (p0.001). The mean (WBC) counts of the IM patients were higher than those of the control group (p0.001). There was no significant difference between the groups in terms of PCT, platelet and Hb values.
Conclusion: According to our findings, PDW and particularly MPV may be useful markers of inflammation during EBV-associated IM.

Keywords: Infectious mononucleosis; mean platelet volume; platelet distribution width


doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2019.10.653


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Annals of Medical Research is the scientific official journal of the Inonu University Faculty of Medicine. It is published monthly. The essential aim of the Annals of Medical Research is to publish scientifically high quality clinical and experimental research articles on fields of medicine which can contribute to the literature data. In addition, review articles, case reports, editorials, letters to the editors and manuscripts on publication ethics and medical history, which can contribute to the education and practices of physicians and health sector professionals within the scope of the journal’s target audience and which can increase the level of scientific communication between the authors and readers, are included in the scope of the journal.


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