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OVERWHELMING POSTSPLENECTOMY INFECTION (OPSI): THE CLINICAL SYNDROME

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  • DB Van Wyck

Abstract

Critical examination of the infectious risk following splenectomy raises questions about several widely held notions. True hazard of OPSI is difficult to quantify and probably underestimated, susceptibility is life-long, questionably altered by splenosis, and persists despite penicillin prophylaxis and vaccination against common pneumococcal serotypes.

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Van Wyck, D., (1983) “OVERWHELMING POSTSPLENECTOMY INFECTION (OPSI): THE CLINICAL SYNDROME”, Lymphology 16(2), 107-114.

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Published on
30 Aug 1983
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