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A 53-year-old woman with a history of splenectomy 15 years ago for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and no chronic medical problems awoke with headache, myalgias, and fever. She was seen at her local urgent care that evening where she had a temperature of 102°F with mild tachycardia but otherwise normal vital signs.

Special Feature: Prevention of Overwhelming Post-Splenectomy Infections