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Expert Rev Vaccines. 2005 Feb;4(1):27-34.

Vaccination considerations in the asplenic patient.

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Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care, University of Miami School of Medicine, PO Box 016960 (D-40), Miami, FL 33101, USA. dshatz@miami.edu

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.

PMID:
15757471
DOI:
10.1586/14760584.4.1.27
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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