Congenital asplenia and group B streptococcus sepsis in the adult: case report and review of the literature.

Abstract

Asplenia is associated with an increased incidence of fatal and life-threatening sepsis caused by encapsulated pathogens. Isolated congenital asplenia is a very rare condition, with only 33 cases reported in the literature. The authors report another case of this condition complicated by overwhelming Group B streptococcus sepsis secondary to paronychia that… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-695X.2008.00422.x

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