RED CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH IN CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING: RELATIONSHIP WITH MARKERS OF INEFFECTIVE ERYTHROPOIESIS, INFLAMMATION


Türkdogan A. K. , eren h. ş. , Söğüt Ö., Karabacak M., yiğit m., GÜLEN B. , ...More

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.30, no.5, pp.1075-1079, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Page Numbers: pp.1075-1079

Abstract

Aims: Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is very common. Although it causes death in some cases, the pathophysiologic mechanisms that generate these fatal complications are still not fully understood. No study has directly focused on the indicators of severe complications resulting from CO poisoning; therefore, we investigated red cell distribution width (RDW), which is an indicator of systemic inflammation in patients with CO poisoning.