Abstract 5.5




Thrombocytopenia in Intensive Care Unit: Is it Related to Acquired Pneumonia?



F. Khamash, M. Taher, J. Momani 


One of the most common infections in mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care unit is acquired pneumonia, which has a considerable mortality and morbidity. Low platelet count is considered one of the most common laboratory abnormal finding in ICU, and in this study we are trying to correlate it with ICU acquired pneumonia (ICUAP). We reviewed the data of 41 mechanically ventilated ICU patients, including the date of ICUAP, platelet count on admission,etiologic factors and pathogens, the nadir value within seven days before and after the date of ICUAP, development of low platelets (platelets

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