A. Staphylococcus aureus
B. E. coli
C. Hemophilus influenzae
D. Klebsiella pneumoniae
Ans:C. Hemophilus influenzae
Spleen is shown in the image marked by ‘A’
- An overwhelming post-splenectomy infection (OPSI) is a rare but rapidly fatal infection occurring in individuals following removal of the spleen.
- The infections are typically characterized by either meningitis or sepsis, and are caused by encapsulated organisms: Streptococcus pneumoniae, Salmonella typhi, Neisseria meningitidis, E. coli, Hemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus agalactiae, Klebsiella pneumoniae).
- Vaccination for pneumococcus, H. influenza and meningococcus should be given pre-operatively if possible to minimize the chance of overwhelming post-splenectomy infection