Table of Contents
Advances in Endocrinology
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 436768, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/436768
Clinical Study

Mean Platelet Volume in Hyperthyroid Toxic Adenoma Patients after Radioactive 131I Treatment

1Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, 251000 Erzurum, Turkey
2Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, 251000 Erzurum, Turkey
3Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital, Department of Endocrinology, 251000 Erzurum, Turkey
4Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital, Department of Nuclear Medicine, 251000 Erzurum, Turkey

Received 22 August 2015; Accepted 28 October 2015

Academic Editor: Zahra Fatehi-Hassanabad

Copyright © 2015 Eda Simsek et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This study demonstrates that mean platelet volume (MPV) levels decrease after radioiodine (RAI) ablation therapy in hyperthyroid patients. Regarding the fact that large platelets are hemostatically more active, we suggest that hyperthyroid patients are at risk of cardiovascular disease despite all other cardiovascular risk factors. After RAI ablation therapy as MPV levels return to normal, cardiovascular risk for hyperthyroid patients reduces.