Last month, I began a series that will deal with the reticuloendothelial system and each of its component organs. In this column, I'll be covering the spleen.
Among the patients you are seeing today are the following three:
1. A young career woman who complains of fatigue. You notice that her conjunctivae and nail beds are pale and suspect that she is anemic. But, there is also a question of a compromised immune system and you decide to examine her for splenomegaly.