Adsorption therapy with tryptophan-conjugated polyvinyl alcohol gels in 10 patients with acute Guillain-Barré syndrome

Transfus Sci. 1993 Jan;14(1):9-11. doi: 10.1016/0955-3886(93)90046-W.

Abstract

In 10 cases of acute Guillain-Barré syndrome selection adsorption (SEA) of immunoglobulins was performed with IM TR350 columns (Asahi Medical, Japan). During this therapy the symptoms of 8 patients were reduced. Side effects were moderate and not specific for SEA. The columns removed large amounts of immunoglobulins, but also eliminated other plasma components.

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adsorption
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Gels
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulins
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Plasma Exchange / adverse effects
  • Plasma Exchange / methods*
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy / immunology
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy / therapy*
  • Polyvinyl Alcohol
  • Tryptophan

Substances

  • Gels
  • Immunoglobulins
  • Tryptophan
  • Polyvinyl Alcohol