What is the role of splenic abnormalities in the etiology of pneumococcal infection?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018
  • Author: Claudia Antonieta Nieves Prado, MD; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Congenital asplenia

Splenectomy

Decreased splenic function due to autosplenectomy due to sickle cell disease

Systemic lupus erythematosus [53]


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