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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