Plasmapheresis as an adjunct to management of Rh isoimmunization

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  • Plasmapheresis as therapy for Rh isoimmunization has gained recent attention in Great Britain; however, this technique has not been widely accepted in the United States. At Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, plasmapheresis using an Aminco continuous-flow plasma separator was beneficial in the management of a patient with Rh isoimmunization. A decrease in the Δ optical density (OD) 450 followed the onset of plasmapheresis by 3 and 4 weeks and a correlation between the plasma anti-D concentration and the severity of the Δ OD 450 was demonstrated. © 1981 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
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  • Hauth JC; Brekken AL; Pollack W
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  • 132
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  • 135
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  • 57
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