Having no spleen.


Having no spleen.


(ă-splē′nē-ă) [ ¹an- + L. splen, spleen + -ia]
Absence of the spleen.
asplenic (-splē′nik, -splen′ik), adjective
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Since then, it has been related to other invasive diseases, especially in asplenic and immunosuppressed patients and in healthy people with pertussis-like symptoms (4).
He is functionally asplenic and will need to take prophylactic antibiotics the rest of his life to prevent and protect against sepsis, a huge risk of death for our kids in the heterotaxy community," she added.
Correction of hypercoagulability and amelioration of pulmonary arterial hypertension by chronic blood transfusion in an asplenic haemoglobin E/beta-thalassemia patient.
Asplenic & immunocompromised patients are at higher risk.
Immunizations for pneumococcal disease, Haemophilus influenzae type b infection, and meningococcal disease are recommended for asplenic patients.
During 2 vaccination days (February 8 and 11), the first of 3 doses of MenB-FHbp was offered to eligible persons affiliated with Providence College: 1) all undergraduate students; 2) graduate students or staff aged <25 years who lived or worked on campus, 3) persons in an intimate physical relationship with an undergraduate, and 4) asplenic persons or persons with an immunocompromising condition known to place them at risk for meningococcal disease.
Four deaths may have been directly related to the splenectomy: 3 were secondary to sepsis (being asplenic may have contributed to excess mortality risk from sepsis) and 1 from a cerebrovascular accident which may have been attributable to rebound thrombocytosis (this patient's platelet count was 1 214 x [10.
In asplenic patients and in patients in whom the spleen is dysfunctional, especially bacteriae with polysaccharide capsule cause to severe infections with a high mortality rate.
Overwhelming infection in asplenic patients: current best practice preventive measures are not being followed.
Those with polysplenia typically are associated with hyparterial pulmonary bronchi, while asplenic patients usually have eparterial bronchi.
MenACWY-CRM can be given with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine 13 in children, including those who are asplenic.
7,8 The commonly used pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine is ineffective in asplenic subjects, because it requires the presence of IgM memory B cells, and should be given before splenectomy.