Immature platelet fraction (IPF) in hospitalized patients with neutrophilia and suspected bacterial infection

Livio Pagano, Gina Zini, Antonella Di Mario, Maria Grazia Garzia, Fiammetta Leone, Andrea Arcangeli

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Abstract

Neutrophilia is frequently in hospitalized patients, so a screening test for infections would be very useful. The immature platelet fraction (IPF) is provided by the automated blood analyzer XE 2100 (Sysmex, Kobe, Japan) as a proportional value of the total optical platelet count [IPF%; an absolute count of immature platelets can also be obtained (AIPC)] to indicate the rate of platelet production. IPF could help to identify the aetiology of thrombocytopenia and to recognize the increased bone marrow activity as occurred during the course of infectious disease.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-206
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Infection
Volume59
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Bacteria
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Blood Gas Analysis
  • Female
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Leukocytosis
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neutrophils
  • Platelet Count
  • Sepsis
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Young Adult

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