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[mass noun] Inflammation of the spleen.
- ‘At autopsy, mild acute splenitis and recurrent nodular sclerosis Hodgkin disease were found in fibrosed mediastinal nodes.’
- ‘General autopsy findings were significant for candidal bronchopneumonia and splenitis, hepatic granulomas consistent with chronic transfusion therapy, and bilateral renal glomerulosclerosis.’
- ‘A search of the literature revealed scant testing of the alleged association of acute splenitis with systemic infection and no criteria for diagnosing acute splenitis.’
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