The early loss of splenic function is associated with an increased risk of overwhelming septicemia, which is most apparent with Streptococcus pneumoniae and Hemophilus influenzae type b. Effective prophylaxis against Strep. pneumoniae has been associated with increased prominence of H. influenzae type b and Salmonella as causes of septicemia. Although the association of Salmonella osteomyelitis with sickle cell disease is well established, Salmonella septicemia may be overlooked in the absence of bone involvement; in a Jamaican series the mortality was 22 per cent.

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