[Plasmapheresis in neurological diseases. Experience in 140 procedures in 47 patients].

@article{NogalesGaete2004PlasmapheresisIN,
  title={[Plasmapheresis in neurological diseases. Experience in 140 procedures in 47 patients].},
  author={Jorge Nogales-Gaete and Daniel Valenzuela and Federico Liendo and Pamela Vidal and Gloria Gil and David G. Saez},
  journal={Revista medica de Chile},
  year={2004},
  volume={132 3},
  pages={295-8}
}
BACKGROUND Plasmapheresis can be useful in myasthenia gravis, Guillain Barré syndrome and chronic demyelinating inflammatory polyradiculoneuritis. AIM To report our experience with plasmapheresis in patients with neurological diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective review of plasmapheresis procedures done between 1995 and 2001, in a public hospital. Indications criteria, clinical results and technical yield were analyzed. RESULTS One hundred fifty nine procedures were reviewed. One… CONTINUE READING