Disease Information for Asplenic status/bacteremia (capsule)

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Fever and Rash
Petechiae/Petechial rash
Petechial hemorrhages/subcutaneous
Rash
Constitutional symptoms
Fever
Fever Febrile Possible
Fever in kids
Flu-Like Syndrome
High body temperature
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Course/Slow curve fast break/over hours
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Hodgkins disease
Patient/Lymphoma, malignant, non-Hodgkins
Population Group
Child
Population/Pediatrics population
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Child
Population/Children/all
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Microlab/Blood culture positive
Stool Microscopic polys present
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Acute inflammatory markers elevated (Lab)
Fast-migrating hemoglobin/electrophoresis (Lab)
Left shift/WBC low (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
WBC
Platelet count (Lab)
WBC/White Blood Cell Count/Leukocytes (Lab)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Asplenic state
Babesiosis
Bacteremia Septicemia
Bacterial diseases
Capnocytophaga Canimorsus (CDC group DF2)
Hemophilus influenza infection/Hemophilus B
Immunodeficiency
Infections
Malaria
Meningococcal arthritis
Meningococcal meningitis
Plasmodium falciparum malaria
Plasmodium vivax/malaria
Pneumococcus infection
Pneumonia, pneumococcal
Sepsis, overwhelming
Thrombocytosis
Thrombocytosis in Elderly
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Bacteria (category)
Class
CLASS/Humoral Immune System Disorder (ex)
CLASS/Systemic/no comment (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Infection resistant to usual treatments
Pathophysiology/Poor immune resp/encapsulated bacteria
Process
PROCESS/Complicating disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
PROCESS/Pathophysiology/organ-system (category)
PROCESS/Surgical procedure/complication (category)
PROCESS/Immunodeficiency disorder/Primary
Definition

Splenic deficiency syndromes; Susceptibility to infection because of splenectomy, congenital splenic absence, or functional asplenia due to thrombosis of splenic vessels (sickle cell disease)or infitrative diseases [storage disorders] [merck manual 17th ed]; expect no ability to clear encapsulated bacteria [s pneumoniae,n meningococcus, and hemophilus B]

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