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

Authors


Dr John M. Davies, c/o BCSH Secretary, British Society for Haematology, 100 White Lion Street, London N1 9PF, UK. E-mail: bcsh@b-s-h.org.uk

Summary

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.

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