Preventie van ernstige infecties bij asplenie: Niet evidence based maar wel noodzakelijk

Translated title of the contribution: Prevention of severe infections in asplenic patients

Theo J M Verheij*

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The lifetime risk of dying from sepsis is approximately 2-3% in persons with (functional) asplenia. Both patients and their physicians are not always fully aware of these risks and the implementation of preventive measures is insufficient. Physicians should inform both patients and colleagues on the consequences of lost splenic function. Primary care physicians should screen their lists for patients with (functional) asplenia and offer these patient adequate preventive measures when needed.

Translated title of the contributionPrevention of severe infections in asplenic patients
Original languageDutch
Article numberD725
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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