Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine

2012 Edition
| Editors: Jean-Louis Vincent, Jesse B. Hall

Postsplenectomy Sepsis

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-00418-6_3258

Sepsis occurring in asplenic patients at some point in time remote from the splenectomy. Usually used in reference to a serious and overwhelming infection that is worse because of the absence of the spleen.

 Splenectomy: Infectious Complications

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