What is the prognosis of patients who have had a splenectomy in the treatment of a platelet disorder?

Updated: Aug 05, 2017
  • Author: Perumal Thiagarajan, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Patients who have undergone splenectomy should be warned about the low risk of severe sepsis following splenectomy. These patients should be immunized with pneumococcal vaccine before splenectomy.


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