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A Registry for Patients With Asplenia/Hyposplenism Reduces the Risk of Infections With Encapsulated Organisms

Arnott, Alicia; Jones, Penelope; Franklin, Lucinda; Spelman, Denis; Leder, Karin; Cheng, Allen

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Background Overwhelming post-splenectomy infection (OPSI) is a serious complication of asplenia. Clinical guidelines recommend numerous measures to reduce the risk of OPSI, but awareness and adherence to preventative measures are generally poor. We aimed to determine whether a registry for asplenic/hyposplenic patients was associated with a reduction in the incidence of infection with encapsulated bacteria. Methods We performed a retrospective cohort study of asplenic/hyposplenic patients...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/250956
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciy141

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