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A 25-year-old woman is admitted to the hospital ...

Streptococcus pneumoniae

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submitted by seagull(432),

Splenectomy patients are vulnerable against encapsulated organisms. Which commonly include Strep Pneumo, Niesseria, H. Influenza.

ergogenic22  although Pseudomonas, Klebsiella are also encapsulated, strep pneumo is more common for pneumonia in a 25 year old F without other comorbidities +