International Journal of Hematology and Oncology 2019, Vol 29, Num 3 Page(s): 070-073
TOTAL SERUM SIALIC ACID LEVELS IN CHRONIC CHILDHOOD IDIOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA

AYÇA TÖREL ERGÜR1, SALİH ÇETİNKAYA1, ÖGE ÇETİNKAYA1

Departments of Pediatrics and Biochemistry, Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Medicine, SİVAS

Keywords: chronic childhood idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, sialic acid
Serum total sialic acid (TSA) were measured in 13 children with chronic childhood idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (CCITP) and in 20 normal subjects. TSA levels were determined by using Ehrlich method. Serum TSA levels were elevated in the CCITP patients as compared with that of control groups. Significant difference was seen in the serum TSA between the two groups(p<0.001). These results may suggest that TSA elevation in CCITP patients may be used a marker for diagnosis.