In-depth

Complications

Sepsis

Most cases of sepsis don't cause serious problems. But severe sepsis and septic shock can lead to death if not treated promptly.

Symptoms

Easy bruising

Treatments and drugs

Blood transfusion

Blood transfusions boost blood levels that are low due to surgery, injury or disease. Learn about the benefits, risks and what to expect.

Splenectomy

Splenectomy, surgery to remove the spleen, is most commonly used to treat a ruptured spleen, but it can be used to treat other disorders, too.

Apr. 06, 2012

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