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What Are The Most Common Causes Of Sepsis In People That Do Not Have A Spleen
Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...Read more
Higher but still low: There is no published data on rates of sepsis or septic shock in patients with splenectomies (or who are congenitally apslenic, or functionally asplenic from other causes); your risk is higher due to susceptibility to encapsulated organisms. Hopefully, if it was a planned splenectomy you had a pneumonia vaccine prior to your surgery. The vaccine is less useful (or even useless) afterwards. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is an encapsulated bacterium.Get a more detailed answer ›
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