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Transfus Apher Sci. 2019 Apr 23. pii: S1473-0502(19)30057-6. doi: 10.1016/j.transci.2019.04.008. [Epub ahead of print]

Therapeutic plasma apheresis: Expertise and indications.

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1
Department of Transfusion Medicine, Sanquin Blood Bank, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
2
AZ Delta, Roeselare, Belgium.
3
Department of Transfusion Medicine, Sanquin Blood Bank, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Electronic address: h.vrielink@sanquin.nl.

Abstract

Therapeutic apheresis is an extracorporeal treatment that is capable of removing pathogenic blood components from patients that causes morbidity. In this review an overview is given of the types of indications for which therapeutic plasma exchange is effective. Furthermore, practical and effective topics, as well as complications will be discussed.

KEYWORDS:

Apheresis; Exchange; Extracorporeal; Plasma; Therapeutic

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