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Widen criteria for vaccination

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 08 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:131
  1. S Reilly,
  2. A G Prentice,
  3. J A Copplestone,
  4. M D Hamon,
  5. J Sarangi
  1. 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 …

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