Specific immunoadsorption of IgG antibody in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. A new form of therapy for the acute critical stage.

@article{Besa1981SpecificIO,
  title={Specific immunoadsorption of IgG antibody in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. A new form of therapy for the acute critical stage.},
  author={Emmanuel C. Besa and Prasanta Kumar Ray and Vanlila K. Swami and Ajishya Liza Idiculla and Jonathan E. Rhoads and Jimmy G. Bassett and Ramon R. Joseph and Denise R. Cooper},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1981},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={1035-40}
}
Progressive and severe autoimmune hemolytic anemia developed in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) despite treatment with chlorambucil, high doses of corticosteroids and attempts to transfuse packed red blood cells. Splenectomy was not performed because of severe coronary artery disease. Direct antiglobulin tests revealed a warm red blood cell autoantibody of IgG-type with anti-e specificity. The patient was treated by extracorporeal immunoadsorption of plasma IgG using a cell… CONTINUE READING
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