Sepsis after splenectomy: prophylaxis and treatment


  • Irami Araújo-Filho Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
  • Sérvulo Marciano Pinheiro de Souza
  • Juliana Beatriz de Oliveira Ferreira
  • Amália Cínthia Meneses Rêgo
  • Jéssica Carvalho Felipe
  • Aldo Cunha Medeiros



Splenectomy, sepsis, immunization, treatment


Infection is very important for the patient underwent splenectomy follow up, not only for the prevalence, but the lethality of disease. The following review is to summarize practical informations about the extent of knowledge of etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prophylaxis. The treatment starts early and appropriate prophylaxis are decisive for the prognosis of asplenia, being the focus of this study. To carry out this work a review of relevant literature of the last decade was taken. As a result, we emphasized extensively about the treatment and prophylaxis of the disease, but the large number of fatal outcomes, found until today, indicates that studies on early diagnosis and early treatment as well as prophylaxis, need to be improved.


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Author Biography

Irami Araújo-Filho, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

Department of Surgery

Nucleous of Exprimental Surgery



How to Cite

ARAÚJO-FILHO, I.; SOUZA, S. M. P. de; FERREIRA, J. B. de O.; RÊGO, A. C. M.; FELIPE, J. C.; MEDEIROS, A. C. Sepsis after splenectomy: prophylaxis and treatment. JOURNAL OF SURGICAL AND CLINICAL RESEARCH, [S. l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 56–64, 2014. DOI: 10.20398/jscr.v5i1.5673. Disponível em: Acesso em: 8 dec. 2022.