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La plasmaphérèse: technique, complications et indications [Plasmapheresis: technique, complications and indications]
Revue Médicale Suisse
581-582, 584-586, 588
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review
Plasmapheresis is an extracorporeal technique used to remove pathogenic macromolecules from the plasma. Plasmapheresis is used to treat neurological, renal, hematological as well as systemic diseases, which explains why many different specialties in medicine can be involved. Plasmapheresis has evolved in forty years into a frequently used, relatively safe procedure. Nowadays a large spectrum of different techniques exists, each with its own possible complications. In this article we will give an overview of these different techniques, their complications and indications, in order to familiarize the reader with this fascinating treatment.
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