Cyprus Journal of Medical Sciences
Original Article

Association of Mean Platelet Volume with Bone Mineral Density in Fibromyalgia


Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Division of Rheumatology, Medical Faculty of Adnan Menderes University, Aydın, Turkey

Cyprus J Med Sci 2020; 5: 245-248
DOI: 10.5152/cjms.2020.1584
Read: 363 Downloads: 202 Published: 30 September 2020


We aimed to evaluate the mean platelet volume levels in patients with fibromyalgia and to determine whether there is a relationship between mean platelet volume and bone mineral density.



One hundred female patients with the diagnosis of fibromyalgia included in the study. The age, gender, weight, height, body mass index, mean platelet volume, fibromyalgia impact questionnaire score, bone mineral density (g/cm2), and T- score of L1-4, femoral neck, and femur total were recorded.



The mean age of the patients was 48.29±10.53 years. The mean platelet volume level and fibromyalgia impact questionnaire score were 10, 45±1.87 fL and 61.71±17.16, respectively. The mean L1-L4 T-score was -1.52±1.26, mean femoral neck T-score was -0.89±0.99, BMD was 0.86±0.13 for L1-4, 0.89±0.13 for the total femur, and 0.75±0.09 for femoral neck. We found increases in the BMD, total, and femoral neck score when MPV decreased. MPV was found higher in osteoporotic fibromyalgia patients compared to normal BMD. No significant correlation was found between MPV and these parameters.



The mean platelet volume is meaningful for osteoporosis in fibromyalgia patients. Higher MPV may be related to the reason that osteoporosis is affected by inflammatory processes in fibromyalgia patients.


Cite this article as: Sargın B, Gürer G. Association of Mean Platelet Volume with Bone Mineral Density in Fibromyalgia. Cyprus J Med Sci 2020; 5(3): 245-8.

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