Vaccination considerations in the asplenic patient

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Abstract

Overwhelming postsplenectomy sepsis is a rare but devastating and often lethal disease. Although vaccines are available, their proper use may be questioned. Standardization of protocols for the immunization of asplenic patients should be universal, thus, likely improving on their use. This article reviews the vaccines to be administered to the asplenic patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-34
Number of pages8
JournalExpert Review of Vaccines
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Overwhelming sepsis
  • Pneumococcus
  • Spleen
  • Vaccination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology

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