Leukocytapheresis using a leukocyte removal filter.

  title={Leukocytapheresis using a leukocyte removal filter.},
  author={Junichi Shirokaze},
  journal={Therapeutic apheresis : official journal of the International Society for Apheresis and the Japanese Society for Apheresis},
  volume={6 4},
  • Junichi Shirokaze
  • Published 2002 in
    Therapeutic apheresis : official journal of the…
Leukocytapheresis (LCAP) long has been investigated with a leukocyte removal filter for the treatment of various kinds of autoimmune related and inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, and so on. A lot of patients with such diseases have been reported to respond to LCAP. Asahi Medical Co. has developed the leukocyte removal filter Cellsorba and an extracorporeal treatment unit Plasauto LC so that the LCAP technique can be performed… CONTINUE READING


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