Fatal Haemophilus influenzae septicemia following bronchoscopy in a splenectomized patient

S. Gillis, E. J. Dann, N. Berkman, Y. Koganox, M. R. Kramer*

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Abstract

We describe a 46-year-old splenectomized patient who died of Haemophilus Influenzae septicemia 16 h following bronchoscopy. Although rare, postsplenectomy overwhelming sepsis is always a danger in splenectomized patients undergoing invasive procedures. Chemoprophylaxis should be considered in asplenic patients peribronchoscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1607-1609
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume104
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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