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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In an earlier study, vaccinated children and young adults aged 2 to 25 years who had sickle cell disease, congenital asplenia, or undergone a splenectomy experienced significantly less bacteremic pneumococcal disease than patients who were not vaccinated.

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