[Prevention of severe infections in patients with hyposplenism or asplenia].

@article{Lammers2012PreventionOS,
  title={[Prevention of severe infections in patients with hyposplenism or asplenia].},
  author={Adriana J. J. Lammers and Nicoline A T van der Maas and Edgar J. G. Peters and Aafke Meerveld-Eggink and E. L. Sanders and Frank P. Kroon},
  journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde},
  year={2012},
  volume={156 44},
  pages={A4857}
}
Each year, up to a 1000 splenectomies are performed in the Netherlands. Aside from patients without a spleen, there is also a large group of patients with hyposplenism or functional asplenia due to other primary diseases. All these patients are at risk of developing severe infections, such as post-splenectomy sepsis (PSS), which is associated with very high… CONTINUE READING