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Extracorporeal Support in Liver Disease: Plasma Exchange/Plasmapheresis

  • Deepti Sachan
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Abstract

Plasmapheresis is the removal or exchange of blood plasma. Therapeutic plasmapheresis and therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) are terms that are often used synonymously. TPE has been increasingly used over the past decade as a first-line and lifesaving treatment for various conditions classified by the American Society for Apheresis (ASFA).

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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Deepti Sachan
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  1. 1.Department of Transfusion MedicineDr. Rela Institute and Medical CentreChennaiIndia

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