Splenitis

Definition of Splenitis:

Inflammation of the spleen, caused by a variety of conditions ranging from exposure to hemolytic chemicals, systemic infections lodged in the spleen, even cancer.  Splenomegaly: For practical purposes a term interchangeable with splenitis, since neither will have the usual symptoms associated with inflammation.  Splenomegaly is often associated with viral hepatitis, mononucleosis, typhoid fever and abnormally high levels of red blood cells or platelets.

Also: Splenomegaly

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...the condition
“...Incidence; Causes and Development: Splenomegaly occurs in about 10% of systemic lupus erythematosus patients...”
...relationship to Hypersplenism
“Hypersplenism is sometimes referred to as enlarged spleen (splenomegaly), but in fact an enlarged spleen is one of the symptoms of hypersplenism...”
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“In severe failure of the right ventricle, elevated venous pressures are transmitted to the portal system, leading to congestion of the spleen and splenomegaly...”
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Hepatosplenomegaly

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“Simultaneous enlargement of both the liver (hepatomegaly) and the spleen (splenomegaly)...”

Indian Long Pepper

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“...Indian long pepper is used for the following ... splenomegaly (enlarged spleen)...”
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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

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“...Signs and Symptoms: Approximately 20% have acute systemic JRA which is characterized by febrile onset, variable joint manifestations, rash, generalized lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, liver disease and, rarely, by GI tract disease...”

Myelodysplastic Syndrome

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“...A blood count can show the following signs: neutropenia (low white blood cell count); anemia (low red blood cell count); thrombocytopenia (low platelet count); enlarged spleen (splenomegaly); (more rarely) enlarged liver (hepatomegaly); abnormal granules in cells; abnormal nuclear shape and size; chromosomal abnormalities, including chromosomal translocations and abnormal...”

Myeloproliferative Neoplasm

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“...The goal of treatment depends on the specific diagnosis, for example prevention of thrombo-hemorrhagic complications or reducing the severity of anemia, splenomegaly, and other symptoms...”

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