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Guidelines for the prevention and treatment of infection in patients with an absent or dysfunctional spleen

Author(s)Dr I Cavill on behalf of a Working Party of the British Committee for Standards in Haematology Clinical Haematology Task Force
AbstractOverwhelming postsplenectomy infection should be preventable if simple precautions are taken. An ad hoc working party of the British Committee for Standards in Haematology has reviewed recommendations for patients without a spleen and drawn up a consensus. Members of the working party were selected for their personal expertise and to represent relevant professional bodies.
Date of publishing02/17/97
Date of last review by us08/07/2007
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