Plasma exchange in the treatment of immune disease.

  title={Plasma exchange in the treatment of immune disease.},
  author={Richard F. Branda and Charles F. Moldow and Jeffrey J McCullough and Harry S. Jacob},
  volume={15 6},
Plasma exchange was investigated as an alternative to the use of toxic drugs to remove unwanted antibody. Studies in rabbits immunized with bovine serum albumin demonstrate that exchange transfusion after a primary immunization results in a rebound of antibody to above preexchange levels. However, exchange transfusion seven, 11, or 18 days after secondary… CONTINUE READING