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  • noun Absence of normal spleen function.


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  • Biliary atresia is associated with several malformations including a malformation of the spleen, i.e. asplenia or polysplenia.

    Biliary Atresia Glossary 2010

  • The CDC said the booster shot shouldn't be deferred in children who are considered at high risk for Hib, including American Indian children, Alaska native children and children with asplenia, sickle cell disease, HIV, immunodeficiency conditions and certain types of cancer.

    Shortage May Force Vaccine Booster Delay 2007

  • Patients using immunosuppressive drugs and those with diabetes mellitus, alcoholism, asplenia, or HIV infection were considered to be immunocompromised.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles Martijn Weisfelt et al. 2010

  • Regarding revaccination of high-risk children, the ACIP stated that a second dose of PPSV23 is recommended five years after the first dose of PPSV23 for people ages 2 and older who are immunocompromised, have sickle-cell disease, or functional or anatomic asplenia.

    Medlogs - Recent stories 2008

  • High-risk conditions include chronic disorders of the pulmonary system (but not asthma), cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, chronic liver diseases, chronic renal failure, asplenia (including sickle cell disease), immunosuppressive conditions (e.g.,

    Vaccines During Pregnancy 2008


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