Tinnitus is a condition in which the patient feels a sound in the ear without any external stimuli causing the sound. Idiopathic subjective tinnitus is highly common in adults. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is an important laboratory marker frequently used to evaluate numerous clinical conditions. This study aimed to investigate whether MPV shows a significant difference in patients with subjective tinnitus. The retrospective study included 421 patients with subjective tinnitus and 118 healthy age- and gender-matched control subjects. MPV and platelet (PLT) counts were recorded for each participant. No significant difference was observed between tinnitus patients and healthy controls concerning MPV value. Further studies are needed to investigate unknown mechanisms related to subjective tinnitus.
Keywords: Tinnitus, mean platelet volume, complete blood count, platelet
Conflict of interests: The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest in the study.
Financial Disclosure: The authors declare that they have received no financial support for the study.
Ethical approval: At the outset, the approval of the Clinical Research and Ethics Committee of Antalya Training and Research Hospital was obtained (Decision date: 04/03/2021, no: 1/10).
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Kar M, Altintas M. Analysis of mean platelet volume values in patients with tinnitus. Med Science. 2022;11(3): 960-2.
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Corresponding Author: Murat Kar, ALKU Alanya Training and Research Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology Specialist, Alanya Turkey