Plasma exchange in neuroimmunological disorders: Part 1: Rationale and treatment of inflammatory central nervous system disorders.

@article{Lehmann2006PlasmaEI,
  title={Plasma exchange in neuroimmunological disorders: Part 1: Rationale and treatment of inflammatory central nervous system disorders.},
  author={Helmar Christoph Lehmann and H C Hartung and Gerd Ruediger Hetzel and Olaf St{\"u}ve and Bernd C. Kieseier},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={2006},
  volume={63 7},
  pages={930-5}
}
Plasma exchange is a well-established therapeutic procedure commonly used in many neurological disorders of autoimmune etiology. It is thought that the beneficial effects of plasma exchange occur through the elimination of pathognomonic inflammatory mediators, including autoantibodies, complement components, and cytokines. In various neurological disorders, randomized controlled studies have demonstrated the efficacy of plasma exchange (eg, in Guillain-Barré syndrome and other forms of immune… CONTINUE READING

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