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Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 24 Nov 2021
Last Reviewed: 24 Nov 2020
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Splenic abscesses are relatively uncommon conditions that usually result from bacteremia. The diagnosis of a splenic abscess is a clinical challenge. This entity presents with the triad of fever, left upper quadrant tenderness, and leukocytosis (this is present only in one-third of the cases). This activity illustrates the evaluation and treatment of splenic abscess and explains the interprofessional team's role in managing those with this condition.
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Authors: Saran Lotfollahzadeh, George Mathew
Editors: Michael Zemaitis
Editors-In-Chief: Lee Stevens
Chief Medical Reviewer: Saran Lotfollahzadeh
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn
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