Patients with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura commonly develop metabolic alkalosis during therapeutic plasma exchange.

Abstract

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and myasthenia gravis (MG) are category I indications for therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE). This study was based on the hypothesis that the development of metabolic alkalosis during TPE is more common in TTP than in MG, based on our previous observations. In order to test it, we compared the levels of bicarbonate… (More)

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