The effect of immunoadsorption therapy by a protein A column on patients with thrombocytopenia.

@article{Muroi1989TheEO,
  title={The effect of immunoadsorption therapy by a protein A column on patients with thrombocytopenia.},
  author={Kazuo Muroi and Rika Sasaki and Yasusada Miura},
  journal={Seminars in hematology},
  year={1989},
  volume={26 2 Suppl 1},
  pages={10-4}
}
Immunoadsorption therapy employing protein A columns (PROSORBA columns) was used for the treatment of patients with naturally occurring or transfusion-induced immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP). Plasma from one unit of blood was perfused through the columns and returned to each patient. This procedure was performed once or twice weekly. In two cases of acute ITP, platelets markedly increased, and platelet-associated IgG (Pa-IgG) and circulating immune complexes (CIC) were decreased following… CONTINUE READING