Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician


Volume 39, Issue 6, June 2010

Failure to vaccinate

Sara Bird
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Case histories are based on actual medical negligence claims or medicolegal referrals; however certain facts have been omitted or changed by the author to ensure the anonymity of the parties involved.

This article discusses a case involving a patient who died as a result of overwhelming postsplenectomy infection. The case highlights the importance of regular vaccination and education of asplenic patients.

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