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Sunday, December 21, 2008

NLH - National Library of Guidelines - Guidelines for prevention and treatment of infection in post splenectomy patients or those with a dysfunctional spleen

NLH - National Library of Guidelines - Guidelines for prevention and treatment of infection in post splenectomy patients or those with a dysfunctional spleen: "Immuno-suppressed patients have a greater risk of potentially life-threatening infections since high antibody levels and intact complement are required for the liver to imitate splenic function. The guideline addresses: causes of asplenism; causes of reduced splenetic function; vaccination advice.
Publication history information: Published June 1999. Guideline published more than 5 years ago, but publisher has confirmed the guideline's continued validity (November 2007)."