Lymph nodes & spleen, nonlymphoid
Spleen-congenital anomalies

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Minor changes: 10 August 2020

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PubMed Search: Hyposplenism[TI]

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Mansouri J. Hyposplenism. website. Accessed August 14th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Atrophy of spleen with concomitant compromised splenic function (Lancet 2011;378:86)
  • Usually acquired but rare congenital forms exist (isolated congenital hyposplenia, Ivemark syndrome, hypoparathyroidism syndrome, autoimmune polyendocrinopathy candidiasis ectodermal dystrophy [APECED] syndrome, Stormorken syndrome)
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