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Keywords:

  • Pemphigoid;
  • Immunoadsorption;
  • Dextran sulfate

Abstract: We treated 2 intractable patients with pemphigoid by absorbent plasmapheresis using dextran sulfate conjugated cellulose columns with an automated regenerating unit. During a 2 week period, this plasmapheresis was performed 4 to 6 times for Cases 1 and 2, respectively. Clinical findings including skin eruptions were remarkably improved, and the liters of antibasement membrane zone antibodies were decreased after the treatment of 1.8 to 4.2 L of plasma. These results suggest that the absorbent column is effective for intractable pemphigoid.—