Disease Information for Plasmapheresis

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Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Hematologic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Proteins/blood disorder (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Iatrogenic (category)
Treatment
Other Treatments
TX/Plasmapheresis/exchange.
Definition

The process of separating certain cells from the plasma in the blood by a machine; only the cells are returned to the person. Plasmapheresis can be used to remove excess antibodies from the blood.

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