Congenital asplenia

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What is congenital asplenia?

Congenital asplenia occurs when one is born with the absence of spleen function. The spleen in individuals with asplenia is either absent or does not develop completely. As the spleen is part of the immune system in the body, reduced functionality can increase the risk of infection.

Common symptoms reported by people with congenital asplenia

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How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with congenital asplenia

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Who has congenital asplenia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 0
30s 1
40s 1
50s 0
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

67% Female
33% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from congenital asplenia patients who have completed their condition history
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