This treatment removes the patient’s plasma after the blood is separated into its cellular components. The removed plasma is replaced with albumin or donor plasma. This treatment is very effective at removing antibodies as well as other substances in the plasma. It can be used as a standard treatment or as an adjunct therapy in combination with medicines and/or surgery.
This treatment can help to reduce or eliminate the patient’s symptoms and/or prevent further destruction of involved organs or systems. Also, TPE can replace a deficient factor, as in systemic thrombotic microangiopathy.