Therapeutic apheresis in autoimmune diseases

  title={Therapeutic apheresis in autoimmune diseases},
  author={Rolf Bambauer and Reinhard Latza and Carolin Bambauer and Daniel Burgard and R. O. Schiel},
  booktitle={Open access rheumatology : research and reviews},
Systemic autoimmune diseases based on an immune pathogenesis produce autoantibodies and circulating immune complexes, which cause inflammation in the tissues of various organs. In most cases, these diseases have a bad prognosis without treatment. Therapeutic apheresis in combination with immunosuppressive therapies has led to a steady increase in survival… CONTINUE READING