Therapeutic plasma exchange 1996

Autor(es): Weber U,Riegel W,Köhler H

Resumo: Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is an extracorporeal blood purification technique to remove large molecular weight substances. Since the late seventies TPE was used in a variety of diseases in which humoral factors may play a part in the pathogenesis. Today, accepted indications only exist for a few entities in defined situations: Anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody mediated disease, TTP/HUS, Guillain-Barré-syndrome, hyperviscosity syndrome, chronic polyneuropathy associated with IgG and IgA gammopathy, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy and myasthenia gravis.

Imprenta: Medizinische Klinik, v. 92, n. 10, p. 615-620, 1997

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Proteins ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Antibodies ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Molecular methods ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Immunology

Data de publicação: 1997