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My spleen was removed, am I more likely to get sepsis if I catch salmonella enteritidis?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Yes

But avoid eating uncooked meats and fish, and wash your veggies, and your chances of getting this are very small.

In brief: Yes

But avoid eating uncooked meats and fish, and wash your veggies, and your chances of getting this are very small.
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Possibly

The spleen is an important immune organ and helps clear bacteria from the blood stream. Certain types of bacteria such as strep pneumoniae and meningococcus have a much greater chance of causing serious infection in those without a spleen.
Salmonella less so, but still an increased risk over those with a spleen.

In brief: Possibly

The spleen is an important immune organ and helps clear bacteria from the blood stream. Certain types of bacteria such as strep pneumoniae and meningococcus have a much greater chance of causing serious infection in those without a spleen.
Salmonella less so, but still an increased risk over those with a spleen.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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