Plasma exchange in neuroimmunological disorders: Part 2. Treatment of neuromuscular disorders

Helmar C. Lehmann, Hans Peter Hartung, Gerd R. Hetzel, Olaf Stüve, Bernd C. Kieseier

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Abstract

Plasma exchange is a well-established therapeutic procedure commonly used in many neurological disorders of autoimmune etiology. In this second part of our review, we assess the role of plasma exchange in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders. In Guillain-Barré syndrome and other immune-mediated neuropathic disorders, randomized controlled trials have demonstrated the therapeutic efficacy of plasma exchange. Myasthenia gravis and Lambert-Eaton syndrome represent neuromuscular disorders where plasmapheresis might be of potential efficacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1066-1071
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of neurology
Volume63
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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