Infectious / inflammatory disorders
Reviewer: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 9 April 2013, last major update October 2012
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- 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
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