Long term management after splenectomy: A national problemBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6924.338a (Published 29 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:338
- J N Barnes,
- H A Deodhar,
- R J Marshall
- Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3LJ.
EDITOR, - We wish to respond to the correspondence on our paper on the increased risk of sepsis after splenectomy.1 We were saddened by Helena M Daly's letter.2 We did not set out to audit individual clinicians but to identify why asplenic patients are still admitted to hospital and die with overwhelming pneomococcal sepsis. Since we submitted our data a further patient who had not received …