Evaluation of severe infection and survival after splenectomy.

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PURPOSE Splenectomized patients are known to be at risk of severe infection, but the extent of risk is unclear. We evaluated the incidence of severe infection and survival in 1648 splenectomized patients. METHODS Patients who underwent splenectomy between 1988 and 1999 in Scotland were identified through the Scottish hospital discharge records (SMR01) and… (More)

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