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asplenia

Friday 18 March 2005

Synopsis

- recurrent invasive bacterial infections
- Howell-Jolly bodies in the blood smear
- relative with congenital isolated asplenia.

Etiology

- isolated asplenia

  • isolated congenital asplenia
  • vanishing spleen and hyposplenism

- syndromic asplenia

Associations

- cardiovascular malformations

- situs anomalies (heterotaxy)
- renal dysplasia

- cystic dilated collecting ducts of the kidney (11105625)

- hepatopancreaticorenal dysplasia

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