Fatal Streptococcus pneumoniae Sepsis in a Patient With Celiac Disease-Associated Hyposplenism

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We present a 59-year-old male with poorly controlled celiac disease (CD) and fatal Streptococcus pneumoniae sepsis, describe the morphologic findings, and stress the need for monitoring splenic function and pneumococcal vaccination in these patients.

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@inproceedings{Ouseph2016FatalSP, title={Fatal Streptococcus pneumoniae Sepsis in a Patient With Celiac Disease-Associated Hyposplenism}, author={Madhu Micheal Ouseph and Malorie Simons and Diana O Treaba and Evgeny Yakirevich and Peter H. R. Green and Govind Bhagat and Steven F. Moss and Shamlal Mangray}, booktitle={ACG case reports journal}, year={2016} }