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Der splenektomierte Patient in der Praxis


Goede, J S; Siciliano, D R (2013). Der splenektomierte Patient in der Praxis. Therapeutische Umschau. Revue thérapeutique, 70(3):185-188.

Abstract

Asplenia is found in a very heterogeneous group of patients with a wide range of age and comorbidities. These patients have an increased risk of overwhelming post-splenectomy infections (OPSI) even several decades after splenectomy. The mortality rate associated with OPSI is 30 - 60 %, which is why the immunisation against encapsulated bacteria is mandatory. In addition these patients show an increased risk of thrombosis of the portal venous system. In the present article all the necessary, during daily practice often neglected preventive measures and behavioural rules are discussed.

Abstract

Asplenia is found in a very heterogeneous group of patients with a wide range of age and comorbidities. These patients have an increased risk of overwhelming post-splenectomy infections (OPSI) even several decades after splenectomy. The mortality rate associated with OPSI is 30 - 60 %, which is why the immunisation against encapsulated bacteria is mandatory. In addition these patients show an increased risk of thrombosis of the portal venous system. In the present article all the necessary, during daily practice often neglected preventive measures and behavioural rules are discussed.

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Other titles:Current practise in splenectomised patients
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Hematology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:13 March 2013
Deposited On:12 Feb 2014 16:10
Last Modified:22 Aug 2016 07:56
Publisher:Hogrefe Verlag
ISSN:0040-5930
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/0040-5930/a000388
PubMed ID: 23454566

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