Letters to the Editor

Response to the Letter: Mean Platelet Volume to Platelet Count Value May Not Be a Prognostic Marker in Patients with Crimean–Congo Hemorrhagic Fever

Yusef Kenan Tekin and Aynur Engin


To the Editor, We carefully read the comments of our respected colleagues Cengiz Beyan and Esin Beyan regarding our article, “An Evaluation of the Different Serum Markers Associated with Mortality in Crimean–Congo Hemorrhagic Fever.”1 We actually investigated many blood parameters in patients with Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), including white blood cell counts, hemoglobin, platelet counts, mean platelet volume (MPV), neutrophils, lymphocytes, red cell distribution width (RDW), and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP). Statistical analysis was conducted by our col¬leagues who are experts in this field. Statistical analysis revealed a statistically significant difference in the mean values of white blood cell, neutrophil, lymphocyte, hs-CRP, MPV, RDW, MPV-to-platelet count ratio (MPVPCR), and RDW-to-platelet count ratio (RDWPCR) in the survivors versus non-survivors.

Rambam Maimonides Med J 2020;11(4):e0040