Fulminant sepsis in adults splenectomized for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND METHODS Splenectomy is still a mainstay in the treatment of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Although the risk of fulminant sepsis after splenectomy in children and in adults has been known for a long time, the true prevalence of fulminant sepsis in adults splenectomized for ITP has still not been well established, despite many… (More)

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