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02 Mar 2004

Spleen removal and meningitis
My spleen was removed three years ago during a stomack operation after being damaged by the surgeon. Fortunately I don't get infectious diseases - not even common colds or flue, but suffer from severe fatigue. Could this be due to an iron deficiency or is it just 'iepekonders'?
My biggest concern at the moment is that my best friend had been hospitalised for meningitis on Saterday and I have been in contact with her on Thursday and Friday. We travelled together, she used my computer and used a water glas on my table which I used after she left without washing it first. Am I at risk here? What can I do to prevent falling sick?
Regards
Katie
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CyberDoc
CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Katie, the best would be to see your doctor so that he can do a blood test to determine whether you’re anaemic or not. You should also find out whether your friend has viral or bacterial meningitis as bacterial meningitis may have serious implications. Good luck.
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