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Post-splenectomy meningitis in patients with lymphoid malignancy.

Authors
  • Tasaka, T
  • Nagai, M
  • Ikeda, K
  • Sasaki, K
  • Murata, M
  • Taoka, T
  • Tanaka, T
  • Irino, S
  • Takahara, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1992
Volume
31
Issue
9
Pages
1137–1138
Identifiers
PMID: 1421725
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This report describes pneumococcal meningitis in two splenectomized patients with lymphoid malignancy. Early diagnosis and emergency treatment of pneumococcal infection in splenectomized patients is proven to be of significant value. Prophylactic antibiotics targeted against pneumococcus should be considered for the clinical management of such conditions in splenectomized patients, particularly during cytotoxic chemotherapy.

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