Of the 201 patients studied, 75 (37%) had postoperative thrombocytosis (platelets [greater than or equal to] 500 x [10.sup.9]/L, range 501-1136), 4 (1.9%) of which had platelet count [greater than or equal to] 1000 x [10.sup.9]/L, 120 (59%) had postoperative normocytosis (platelets < 500 x [10.sup.9]/ L, range 107-499), and 6 (2.9%) patients were excluded due to insufficient retrievable data.
In the normocytosis group, 76/120 (63.3%) had no recorded complications compared to 18/75 (24%) in patients with thrombocytosis.
However, 21/120 (17.5%) of the normocytosis group had a medical complication compared to 33/75 (44%) of patients who had thrombocytosis.
This percentage was higher in patients with thrombocytosis at 56% and lower in the normocytosis group at 15%.
The MCV reveals the size of the cells, leading to the classification of normocytosis, microcytosis or macrocytosis and indicating potential causes.
68.75% of patients with anaemia of chronic inflammation had normocytosis, while 31.25% had microcytosis.
Although data on WBC count of one patient were not retrieved from the medical records, leukocytosis was present in five (42%) and normocytosis in seven (58%) of 12 patients.
Leukocytosis was present in five (42%) and normocytosis (58%) in seven of 12 patients with measured values.
In our study, MCV levels were between the reference values as mostly seen in ACD and called as normocytosis
. This Indicated that anemia due to chronic periodontitis is not due to vitamin or mineral deficiencies, but secondary to the Inflammatory changes present in periodontitis.
All other rats showed normocytosis without morphological changes.
There were 7 rats with normocytosis. In Group III, there was normocytosis in 8 rats.
which suggests high prevalence of normocytosis
irrespective of variation in cut-offs in different age groups.