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Preventing severe infection after splenectomy: Authors' reply

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7516.576-c (Published 08 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:576
  1. Adrian Newland, professor (a.c.newland@qmul.ac.uk),
  2. Drew Provan, senior lecturer,
  3. Steven Myint, editor in chief, Journal of Infection
  1. Department of Haematology, St Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London El IBB
  2. Department of Haematology, St Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London El IBB
  3. The Brae, Dunmow, Essex CM6 1HU

    EDITOR—Sciberras asks an important question, as many asplenic patients had surgery at a time when the risks of postoperative infection were even less appreciated than at present. Although most infections do occur in the first two years after surgery, most studies will …

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