Therapeutic plasma exchange for the treatment of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura: a retrospective multicenter study.

@article{Altunta2007TherapeuticPE,
  title={Therapeutic plasma exchange for the treatment of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura: a retrospective multicenter study.},
  author={Fevzi Altuntaş and Ismet Aydoğdu and Sibel Kabukçu and Ismail Kocyigit and Kerim Cikim and Ismail Sari and Murat Erkut and B{\"u}lent Eser and Ahmet Safa Ozturk and E. E. Kaya and M. Tunay Çetin and A Celebi Keskin and Ali Unal},
  journal={Transfusion and apheresis science : official journal of the World Apheresis Association : official journal of the European Society for Haemapheresis},
  year={2007},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={57-67}
}
BACKGROUND Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare disease that is fatal if it is not treated. Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) has resulted in excellent remission and survival rates in TTP patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS We describe our experience with 52 TTP patients treated with TPE during the past eight years (65% of the patients were females; patient median age=34 years, range: 17-73). TPE was carried out 1-1.5 times plasma volume. Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) or cryosupernatant… CONTINUE READING

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