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Pneumococcal infection in patients with coeliac disease.

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OBJECTIVES: Some patients with coeliac disease are hyposplenic. Splenectomy is a risk factor for pneumococcal infection. Our objective was to determine the risk of invasive pneumococcal disease - septicaemia, pneumonia or meningitis - in patients with coeliac disease. METHODS: We analysed routinely collected, linked statistical records of hospital admission to study the risk of pneumococcal infection in patients with coeliac disease, in patients who underwent splenectomy and in a comparison ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
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Journal:
European journal of gastroenterology and hepatology
Volume:
20
Issue:
7
Pages:
624-628
Publication date:
2008-07-05
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EISSN:
1473-5687
ISSN:
0954-691X
URN:
uuid:bb21020f-218b-42dc-a0f3-72b78805a1b6
Source identifiers:
135386
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pubs:135386

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