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I had my spleen removed when I was younger, am I more susceptible to sepsis?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

You are more vulnerable to encapsulated bacteria, which are normally filtered by the spleen.

In brief: Yes

You are more vulnerable to encapsulated bacteria, which are normally filtered by the spleen.
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Get vaccine

I would add make sure you get your vaccine against pneumococcus.

In brief: Get vaccine

I would add make sure you get your vaccine against pneumococcus.
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