What does “immunocompromised” mean for people that have had a pancreatic NET resection with spleen removal?


Patients who have had their spleen removed are, by definition, immunocompromised because of a lessened ability to fight certain bacterial infections. This is why patients received vaccinations following a splenectomy. However, there is currently no data that splenectomy increases risks for viral infections like SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID19). All NET patients, with or without a splenectomy should practice strict hand hygiene, social distancing, and travel restrictions.

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