We present a rare complication of pneumococcal meningitis. A 56-year-old female patient with pneumococcal meningitis developed acute hyposplenism. Left-sided hypochondriacal pain accompanied by a marked thrombocytosis developed during the convalescent period. Abdominal radionuclide and computed tomographic scans demonstrated damage to the spleen. The findings were compatible with autosplenectomy.
(Arch Intern Med. 1991;151:998-999)
Eshel Y, Sarova-Pinhas I, Lampl Y, Jedwab M. Autosplenectomy Complicating Pneumococcal Meningitis in an Adult. Arch Intern Med. 1991;151(5):998–999. doi:10.1001/archinte.1991.00400050136026