Hyposplenic patients need prophylactic penicillinBMJ 1994; 308 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6921.132c (Published 08 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:132
- A F Muller,
- P J Toghill
- City Hospital, Nottingham NG5 1PB University Hospital, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH.
EDITOR,- We welcome the articles highlighting the risk of serious infection in patients who have had a splenectomy,*RF 1-3* but this may be only part of the problem: old age and several disparate diseases are associated with hyposplenism in people with an intact spleen. Functional hyposplenism of this kind also renders patients vulnerable …
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