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Question by  purushothamaraja (15)

What can you tell me about someone who has pneumonia and no spleen?

I have pneumonia and do not have a spleen.


Answer by  Bart41 (178)

The fact that a person does not have a spleen should not add to the complications associated with them having pneumonia.

posted by Anonymous
This is not true!!! I had my spleen removed at 3 for a blood disorder. Pneumococcal pneumonia is encapsulated bacteria and CAN KILL those without a spleen easily. There is a 10 year vaccine for this that these patients MUST HAVE.  add a comment

Answer by  IsabellaLinzy (111)

Pneumonia is a potential hazard for people that have no spleen or have a damaged spleen. You will want to stay up to date with this vaccine.


Answer by  soothsayer (500)

A person who has undergone splenectomy for hypersplenism or some other cause is exposed to infectious risk by capsulated organisms like pneumococcus wich can cause fatal pneumonia. Hence as a precaution,patients undergoing splenectomy are given pnemococcal vaccine prior to surgery which along with other vaccines like meningococcal vaccine must be administered every 3-5 years to prevent infection[OPSI-overwhelming post-splenectomy infections].


Answer by  pambam (892)

I can tell you that you need to be under the care of a physician. You probably are if you have received a diagnosis of pneumonia. As you probably know, people who have no spleen have a much higher risk of severe infection. You should be receiving an agressive course of antibiotics. In the future, please get immunized against pneumonia.

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