M. G. RAJURKAR, M.B.
To the editor: Fatal or life-threatening infections in asymptomatic and symptomatic splenectomised patients with Hodgkin's disease have been reported (1-4). The etiological agents in the reported cases were Pneumococcus or Hemophilus influenzae (1-4). Fatal Pseudomonas septicemia has been reported in one case of nonHodgkin's lymphoma (5). The following case report is probably the first one of fatal pseudomonas septicemia in a symptomatic splenectomised patient with Hodgkin's disease. It is impossible to attribute this infection to a single factor; it could be caused by  impaired cellular immunity,  chemotherapy,  an asplenic state, or  a combination of all these
RAJURKAR MG. Pseudomonas Septicemia and Splenectomy. Ann Intern Med. ;80:675. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-5-675_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(5):675.
Infectious Disease, Multi-Organ Failure and Sepsis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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