Plasmaexchange plus immunoglobulins for treatment of hypergammaglobulinaemic patients with AIDS and AIDS-related complex (ARC).

@article{Rogna1988PlasmaexchangePI,
  title={Plasmaexchange plus immunoglobulins for treatment of hypergammaglobulinaemic patients with AIDS and AIDS-related complex (ARC).},
  author={Silvia Rogna and F Puppo and R. Stagnaro and V Panunzio and Augusta Torresin and Ivana Pierri and Francesco Indiveri},
  journal={Cancer detection and prevention},
  year={1988},
  volume={12 1-6},
  pages={273-6}
}
AIDS patients often develop a conspicuous although functionally ineffective hypergammaglobulinaemia. We have treated four patients affected by AIDS or AIDS-related complex (ARC) with repeated courses of plasmaexchange coupled with immunoglobulin infusions. The schedule of each course was as follows: one plasmapheresis treatment once a week for 5 consecutive weeks, each treatment amounting to an average exchange of 3000 ml of plasma, replaced by plasma/protein and 5% albumin/physiological saline… CONTINUE READING

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