Complications of apheresis.

  title={Complications of apheresis.},
  author={A. A. Kaplan},
  journal={Seminars in dialysis},
  volume={25 2},
In general, therapeutic apheresis is a relatively safe procedure with the most commonly seen complications caused by citrate-induced hypocalcemia and urticarial reactions to the protein-containing replacement fluid. Depletion coagulopathy and immunoglobulin depletion must be anticipated when albumin is used as the replacement fluid and becomes more profound as the number of treatment increases. The most serious complications are seen when there is an anaphylactoid reaction to the multiple units… CONTINUE READING
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