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  1. Post-splenectomy sepsis : the role of occupational health.

    Article - En anglais

    Persons who have had their spleens removed (asplenics) have a high risk of infection.

    The risks from infection are life-long and the illness can be a quick, overwhelming, septicaemia, that can lead to death within 48 hours, without appropriate treatment.

    Many persons who have had elective splenectomy, especially before 1977, may not have had prophylactic vaccinations, antibiotics or advice.

    This paper describes the risks of serious infection, the prophylaxis available and the role of the occupational health department in protecting asplenic employees.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Splénectomie, Homme, Risque, Infection, Complication, Médecin, Médecine travail, Rôle professionnel, Prévention, Antibiotique, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Vaccination, Recommandation, Chirurgie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Splenectomy, Human, Risk, Infection, Complication, Physician, Occupational medicine, Occupational role, Prevention, Antibiotic, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Vaccination, Recommendation, Surgery

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0332829

    Code Inist : 002B25L. Création : 10/04/1997.