Postsplenectomy sepsis and mortality in adults.


From 1955 to 1979, in Rochester, Minn, 193 residents with a mean age of 46 years underwent splenectomy. Only two cases of fulminant sepsis were documented during the 1,090 person-years of follow-up (0.18 cases per 100 person-years) in this unselected population. The incidence of any type of serious infection subsequent to splenectomy was estimated at 7.16… (More)


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@article{Schwartz1982PostsplenectomySA, title={Postsplenectomy sepsis and mortality in adults.}, author={P. E. Schwartz and Sylvester Sterioff and Peter J. Mucha and L. Joseph Melton and Kenneth P. Offord}, journal={JAMA}, year={1982}, volume={248 18}, pages={2279-83} }