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Severe pneumococcal disease and temporary splenic dysfunction.
  1. M. D. Pelly,
  2. Z. Huo,
  3. D. C. Henderson,
  4. N. Soni
  1. Chelsea and Westminater Hospital, London, UK.

    Abstract

    We report a patient presenting with pneumonia in whom temporary splenic dysfunction was diagnosed by counting pitted red blood cells. This under-recognised condition caused a transient immunosuppression which may have had serious implications for our patient's recovery.

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