Infectious / inflammatory disorders
Reviewer: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 9 April 2013, last major update October 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2013, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.
- Also called acute splenic tumor or septic spleen
- Although traditionally associated with bacteremia, only known study shows no correlation
(Arch Pathol Lab Med 2001;125:888)
- Splenic parenchyma may "flow" from cut surface
- Criteria are ill defined, but traditionally are acute congestion of red pulp with numerous neutrophils in red and white pulp
- Necrosis of follicles occurs with group A streptococcal infection
- No capsular invasion by immunoblasts
End of Spleen > Infectious / inflammatory disorders > Acute splenitis
This information is intended for physicians and related personnel, who understand that medical information is often imperfect, and must be interpreted in the context of a patient's clinical data using reasonable medical judgment. This website should not be used as a substitute for the advice of a licensed physician.
All information on this website is protected by copyright of PathologyOutlines.com, Inc. Information from third parties may also be protected by copyright. Please contact us at copyrightPathOut@gmail.com
with any questions (click here for other