All are true for splenectomy except:

A Perhaps the only contraindication to splenectomy is the presence of marrow failure.
B In the immediate postsplenectomy period, leukopenia and thrombocytopenia may develop.
C The most serious consequence of splenectomy is increased susceptibility to bacterial infections, particularly those with capsules such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae,and some gram-negative enteric organisms.
D The chronic manifestations of splenectomy are anisocytosis, poikilocytosis and the presence of Howell-Jolly bodies, Heinz bodies, basophilic stippling, and an occasional nucleated erythrocyte in the peripheral blood.



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