Guidelines for the protection of patients with an absent or dysfunctional spleen (hyposplenism).

Asplenic patients are at a greater risk of developing fulminant, life-threatening sepsis and so must be appropriately vaccinated and receive antibiotic prophylaxis. The main causative organisms are:

  • Streptococus pneumoniae
  • Haemophilus influenzae
  • Neisseria meningitidis.

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