Gepost in: Infecties

Care of the Asplenic Patient

Asplenic patients are at risk for rapidly progressive septicemia and death. Such patients should be vaccinated against pneumococci, H. influenzae type b, meningococci, and influenza virus, and if fever develops, they should receive empirical antimicrobial therapy immediately.




Lorry G. Rubin, M.D., and William Schaffner, M.D.


N Engl J Med 2014; 371:349-356 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMcp1314291