Widen criteria for vaccinationBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6921.131a (Published 08 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:131
- S Reilly,
- A G Prentice,
- J A Copplestone,
- M D Hamon,
- J Sarangi
- Derriford Hospital, Plymouth PL6 8DH Plymouth and Torbay Health Authority, Plymouth PL6 5QZ.
EDITOR, - In common with other districts we are seeking to increase awareness among our general practitioners, hospital doctors, and local residents of sepsis after splenectomy and the need for adequate prophylaxis.*RF 1-3* Each year Plymouth Public Health Laboratory (which serves a population of about 425 000 in south west Devon and east Cornwall) diagnoses 40 cases of pneumococcal septicaemia. To the end of November there were 54 …