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Table 4 Haematological parameters (FBC with indices) and peripheral blood morphology between cirrhotics with small versus large OV

From: Percentage of small platelets on peripheral blood smear and Child-Turcott-Pugh class can predict the presence of oesophageal varices in newly diagnosed patients with cirrhosis: development of a prediction model for resource limited settings

Significant parameters in Cirrhotic patients with OVMean (SD) in cirrhotics with Small OV 24 (31.5%)Mean (SD) in cirrhotics with Large OV 13 (68.5%)P value
RCC (1012/L)3.35 (0.74)3.50 (0.41)0.422
MCV (fL)94.91 (9.95)101.25 (9.46)0.067
RDW (%)17.92 (3.22)17.39 (2.83)0.610
Platelet Count (109/L) (automated)118.88 (80.06)107.54 (52.93)0.609
Platelet Count (109/L) (visual)131.25 (75.49)124.69 (59.06)0.773
MPV (fL)9.09 (1.81)8.44 (0.95)0.160
% macrocytes31.92 (32.19)43.54 (36.71)0.348
% acanthocytes2.21 (3.13)1.52 (1.61)0.385
% of small platelets10.38 (13.03)17.62 (30.92)0.433