asplenia

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asplenia

 [ah-sple´ne-ah]
absence of the spleen.

a·sple·ni·a

(ā-splē'nē-ă),
Congenital or acquired absence of the spleen (for example, after surgical removal).

asplenia

/asple·nia/ (a-sple´ne-ah) absence of the spleen.
functional asplenia  impaired reticuloendothelial function of the spleen, as seen in children with sickle cell anemia.

asplenia

[āsplē′nē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, a, without, spleen
absence of a spleen. The condition may be congenital or result from surgical removal.

a·sple·ni·a

(ā-splē'nē-ă)
Congenital or surgical absence of the spleen (e.g., after surgical removal).

asplenia

absence of the spleen.
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Comorbidities that predispose patients to complications or more severe illness should also be taken under consideration and include COPD, diabetes, immunosuppressive therapies and conditions, liver or kidney disease, asplenism, and alcoholism.