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Splenitis


Presentation

  • A 25-year-old Hispanic male presented to the emergency room with complaints of severe left upper quadrant pain. Physicians determined that the patient had an acute inflammatory process with a possible diagnosis of splenic abscess.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Obscuration of sight, vertigo, disposition to fainting, are frequently present, particularly in an erect posture.[chestofbooks.com]
  • If fever be present, it is probably due to the primary condition from which the splenitis has occurred, and the character of the fever will depend upon that condition.[henriettes-herb.com]
  • In a recent study of 130 autopsied cases of pyogenic hepatic abscess it was noted that both splenomegaly and a mild to moderate degree of anemia were present in many of the cases. 1 In an attempt to define further the apparent three-way relationship between[jamanetwork.com]
  • CONCLUSION: Acute splenitis is presently ill defined, and no available evidence convincingly shows that its presence suggests a septic state.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Localized Pain
  • -itis, inflammation] splenitis inflammation of the spleen, a condition that is attended by enlargement of the organ and severe local pain. Is usually a diffuse suppurative infection.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
Falling
  • Seite 101 - ... changes quickly in the air, swells, becomes soft, and falls into a white powder with the acquisition of about one-fifth of its weight. This slacking is much more active and speedy than that of lime.[books.google.de]
Streptococcal Infection
  • infection No capsular invasion by immunoblasts Microscopic (histologic) images Images hosted on other servers: Various images Advertisement[pathologyoutlines.com]
Splenomegaly
  • Splenomegaly is often associated with viral hepatitis, mononucleosis, typhoid fever and abnormally high levels of red blood cells or platelets. Also: Splenomegaly Topics Related to Splenitis Enlarged Spleen ...the condition “...[diagnose-me.com]
  • […] the size of the liver abscess, splenomegaly, and anemia, a more detailed study of the splenic abnormalities was undertaken.[jamanetwork.com]
  • The physical exam revealed mild palpable splenomegaly. Blood analysis revealed a moderate neutrophilia (43,000 WBC) with a left shift. Blood chemistry was normal.[sonopath.com]
  • Spleen puzzle concept: hands of surgeon with surgical instruments (tools) performs spleen surgery as a result of splenomegaly, splenic infarction, megalosplenia, splenelcosis, splenitis, anemia, cysts[shutterstock.com]
Abdominal Pain
  • She was readmitted on 12 May 1999 because of intense abdominal pain and fever (38.5 C). The only noteworthy finding on physical examination was splenomegaly.[journals.lww.com]
  • His shief complaint was abdominal pain and sbdominal sensation of fullness. We tried some clinical examination and we finally dianosed him suffering from splenic cyst by selective visceral angiography.[petit.lib.yamaguchi-u.ac.jp]
  • The most common presentations were incidental finding of an asymptomatic splenic mass (13 patients), abdominal pain or discomfort (6 patients), and splenomegaly (4 patients). None of the patients had evidence of recurrent disease after splenectomy.[thedoctorsdoctor.com]
Left Upper Quadrant Pain
  • A 25-year-old Hispanic male presented to the emergency room with complaints of severe left upper quadrant pain. Physicians determined that the patient had an acute inflammatory process with a possible diagnosis of splenic abscess.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Abstract A 25-year-old Hispanic male presented to the emergency room with complaints of severe left upper quadrant pain. Physicians determined that the patient had an acute inflammatory process with a possible diagnosis of splenic abscess.[prohealth.com]
Irritability
  • Seite 419 - Each irritable part differs from the rest in regard to the quantity of irritability which it possesses.[books.google.de]
  • The conditions from pressure may produce palpitation or dyspnea, or a peculiar irritating cough.[henriettes-herb.com]
Perseveration
  • Seite 51 - ... seemed to threaten a suspension of life by a perseverance in exertion, usually go off upon the person's standing still, or turning from the wind ; but, in a more advanced stage, they do not so readily recede, and the paroxysms are much[books.google.de]

Workup

Borrelia Burgdorferi
  • The patient's serum was tested for serologic evidence of antibody to Borrelia burgdorferi with the following results; by indirect fluorescent antibody 1:32; by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for IgM, 1:320; and Western blotting had positive results[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The patient’s serum was tested for serologic evidence of antibody to Borrelia burgdorferi with the following results; by indirect fluorescent antibody 1:32; by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for IgM, 1:320; and Western blotting had positive results[prohealth.com]

Treatment

  • Treatment: —Palliative measures alone may be all that is necessary as far as the treatment of this organ is concerned, provided skilful treatment be directed to the disease which has induced the inflammation.[henriettes-herb.com]
  • A medical practitioner should always be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of all medical conditions.[hospitalhelp.co.uk]
  • Treatment of different types of diseases with the help of magnets : Introduction- The patient suffering from this disease feels burning sensation with pain in his/her spleen.[jkhealthworld.com]
  • Treatment may include surgical drainage and administration of antibiotic drugs.[britannica.com]

Prognosis

  • Prognosis: —The curability of this disorder depends upon the curability of the disease which induces it.[henriettes-herb.com]

Etiology

  • Histologic examination of the tissue sections revealed extensive necrosis and inflammation, but no etiologic agent was discernible. Microbiologic cultures of the tissue had negative results.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Etiology: —In acute splenitis the condition occurs most commonly as the result of malarial fever; also as the result of typhoid, typhus and relapsing fevers.[henriettes-herb.com]

Prevention

  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasm ...the condition “...The goal of treatment depends on the specific diagnosis, for example prevention of thrombo-hemorrhagic complications or reducing the severity of anemia, splenomegaly , and other symptoms...”[diagnose-me.com]
  • They do much toward preventing the development of this disorder. The circumstances under which it arises are those of depraved, vitiated blood, and alteratives with anti-periodics are always needed.[henriettes-herb.com]
  • China is likewise indicated by painful swelling of the spleen, and tearing stitches in that organ, preventing the patient from lying on the affected side.[chestofbooks.com]
  • Prevention If you've been diagnosed with an enlarged spleen, ask your doctor whether you need to avoid activities that could cause a ruptured spleen.[mayoclinic.org]

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