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A 21-year-old male asked:

Hi, im male 21 years old and i got itp, i used al medication (prednisone, globin) and even had a marrow research. how bad is it if i remove myn spleen?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: Removal of the spleen is not a guarantee that the itp will resolve. There is the usual small surgical risk and you will need Pneumovax vaccinations to protect you as the risk of pneumococcal infection is increased after splenectomy.
Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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