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 the United States, the vaccine was recommended (category A) for individuals in this age grouping with complement deficiency, anatomic or functional asplenia, outbreaks (when indicated), and for microbiologists.
7] Other mechanisms are endothelin pathway, [8-9] asplenia, procoagulant state, nocturnal hypoxaemia and iron overload.
Persons with persistent complement component deficiencies (including inherited or chronic deficiencies in C3, C5-C9, properdin, factor D, factor H, or who are taking eculizumab [Solaris]); persons with anatomic or functional asplenia (including sickle cell disease); microbiologists routinely exposed to isolates of Neisseria meningitidis; persons identified as at increased risk because of a serogroup B meningococcal disease outbreak.
Cardiac anomalies are less common in PS than are in asplenia syndrome (1).
Meningococcal vaccination guidelines also underwent several small changes pertaining to adults with anatomical or functional asplenia and human immunodeficiency virus, among other risk factors.
Meningococcal vaccination guidelines also underwent a number of small changes pertaining to adults with anatomical or functional asplenia and human immunodeficiency virus, among other risk factors.
HIV, chronic renal failure, cancer), functional or anatomic asplenia (e.
The factors aggravating SPG include asplenia, immunosuppression, previous cold injury to extremities, diabetes mellitus, renal failure, increased sympathetic tone and use of vasopressors.
Patients with asplenia are at significant increased risk of sepsis due to encapsulated bacteria, such as Haemophilus spp.
TABLE 3 Using meningococcal B vaccines in those at high risk and during outbreaks (4) Recommend MenB vaccine for individuals >10 years of age who have any of the following risk factors: * persistent complement component deficiencies * anatomic or functional asplenia * routine exposure to isolates of Neisseria meningitidis (ie, microbiologists) * exposure to a community experiencing a serogroup B meningococcal disease outbreak.
Functional asplenia results in very slow parasite clearance after artesunate treatment, resembling the clearance characteristics in the described case (5).
The third part looks at secondary immune deficiencies, with chapters focused on immune compromise due to immaturity and in the elderly, immunologic changes during pregnancy, asplenia, and other related topics.