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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Due to the repeated infarctions an asplenism develops in early years of life.
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.
Background Influenza vaccine is of proven benefit and recommended annually for those with chronic cardiovascular or pulmonary diseases, diabetes, renal failure, functional asplenism, residents of nursing homes, adults over the age of 65, and health care personnel.
Eventually, a functional and anatomic asplenism develop due to the decreased antibody production, opsonization, and reticuloendothelial functions.
Monitoring can help prevent illness associ-ated with delayed diagnosis of additional autoim-mune diseases such as Addison's disease and hypo-parathyroidism, as well as oral cancer, which may develop if candidiasis is not treated aggressively, and infection due to asplenism, which is present in a sub-group of patients.