Clinical improvement of a patient with severe Wilson's disease after a single session of therapeutic plasma exchange
Article first published online: 20 JAN 2009
Copyright © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Journal of Clinical Apheresis
Volume 24, Issue 1, pages 25–27, 2009
How to Cite
Hursitoglu, M., Kara, O., Cikrikcioglu, M. A., Celepkulu, T., Aydin, S. and Tukek, T. (2009), Clinical improvement of a patient with severe Wilson's disease after a single session of therapeutic plasma exchange. J. Clin. Apheresis, 24: 25–27. doi: 10.1002/jca.20186
- Issue published online: 2 FEB 2009
- Article first published online: 20 JAN 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 DEC 2008
- Manuscript Received: 22 OCT 2008
- Wilson's disease;
- therapeutic plasma exchange;
- hemolytic anemia;
Here, we report a case of a 17-year old female with Wilson's disease presenting with progressive Coombs' negative hemolytic anemia and hepatic cirrhosis who was treated with one session of therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) and clinically improved. In clinical situations where multiple sessions of TPE may not be possible, the use of a single session of TPE in conjunction with conventional therapy may be of benefit in preventing further clinical deterioration. J. Clin. Apheresis, 2009. © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.