JOURNAL OF ISTANBUL FACULTY OF MEDICINE-ISTANBUL TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.83, no.2, pp.138-145, 2020 (ESCI)
Objective: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) causes thrombocytopenia via the premature destruction of autoantibody covered thrombocytes. It is diagnosed by exclusion of other diseases which cause thrombocytopenia. Reticulothrom-bocytes (RT) are young thrombocytes containing messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) and ribosomal ribonucleic acid (rRNA). Measurement of RT with flow cytometry is reported to reflect thrombopoetic activity in thrombocytopenic patients.