Review of guidelines for the prevention and treatment of infection in patients with an absent or dysfunctional spleen: Prepared on behalf of the British Committee for Standards in Haematology by a Working Party of the Haemato-Oncology Task Force

John M. Davies, Michael P.N. Lewis, Jennie Wimperis, Imran Rafi, Shamez Ladhani, Paula H.B. Bolton-Maggs

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

173 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Guidelines for the prevention and treatment of infection in patients with an absent or dysfunctional spleen were first published by the British Committee for Standards in Haematology (BCSH) in 1996 and formally reviewed in 2002. Although the guidelines originated from discussion within the BCSH, the intended readership is wide given the multidisciplinary nature of the management of hyposplenism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-317
Number of pages10
JournalBritish Journal of Haematology
Volume155
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

Keywords

  • General haematology
  • Infection
  • Splenectomy

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Review of guidelines for the prevention and treatment of infection in patients with an absent or dysfunctional spleen: Prepared on behalf of the British Committee for Standards in Haematology by a Working Party of the Haemato-Oncology Task Force'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this