Albumin versus solvent/detergent-treated pooled plasma as replacement fluid for long-term plasma exchange therapy in a patient with primary hypertriglyceridemia and recurrent hyperlipidemic pancreatitis

Maurizio Averna, Calogero Caruso, Angelo Baldassare Cefalu', Antonina Giammanco, Carlo Maria Barbagallo, Claudia Maria Rizzo, Sergio Rizzo, Giacomo M. Lima, Elisabetta Scirè, Danilo Di Bona, Sergio Rizzo, Calogero Caruso, Giacomo Maria Lima

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Abstract

Chylomicronemia syndrome is a metabolic condition characterized by severe fasting hypertrigliceridemia (≥1000 mg/dL) and other clinical features including chronic abdominal pain and recurrent acute pancreatitis. In patients with acute or recurrent pancreatitis, plasma exchange (PEx) is indicated for the treatment of acute disease and prevention of recurrence. The use of plasma instead of albumin as replacement fluid has been suggested for its putative ability to replace the deficient enzyme possibly leading to better clinical improvement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)755-760
Number of pages6
JournalTransfusion
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Hematology

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