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Question #76

Images provided by: Mr Peter Grossberg, General Surgeon, Box Hill Hospital, Victoria, Australia.

Which is the most correct response

  Regarding post splenectomy care
A. vaccinate only under the age of 50
B. vaccinate for Haemophillus influenzae type B, meningococcus and pneumococcus
C. only give antibiotics under the age of 4
D. anticoagulate if platelet numbers rise above the upper limit of the normal range
E. dying of overwhelming post splenectomy sepsis is almost unheard of