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T.E.A.M. 4 Travis fights to end childhood deaath from Isolated Congenital Asplenia

Together Ending Asplenia Mortality

Asplenia is the absence of the spleen.

Isolated Congenital Asplenia (ICA) is a birth defect in which one of the following occurs:

  • There is no spleen

  • There is only part of a spleen

  • There is a spleen but it's non functioning

Although rare, Isolated Congenital Asplenia is severely underdiagnosed as it's usually only discovered at autopsy after a child has suddenly died from sepsis. 

To end childhood death from Isolated Congenital Asplenia, much more research is needed to learn about its cause, diagnosis and treatment.

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Sometimes superheroes reside in the hearts of
small children fighting big battles.


Travis was a 4-year-old boy who died from Isolated Congenital Asplenia

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