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Hypersplenism is a condition in which the spleen is overactive.
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Hypersplenism can be caused by:
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Ferri FF. Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2007: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby; 2007:443.
Hoffman R, Benz Jr. EJ, Shattil SJ, et al., eds. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice. 4th ed. Philladelphia, Pa: Churchill Livingston; 2005:711-12.Update Date: 1/12/2009 Updated by: Todd Gersten, MD, Hematology/Oncology, Palm Beach Cancer Institute, West Palm Beach, FL. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.