COMMENTARY: Plasma exchange led to a higher rate of renal recovery than intravenous methylpredisolone in severe vasculitis

Lionaki, Sofia
January 2008
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 148 Issue 1, p11
Academic Journal
The author comments on the study which examines the effect of cyclophosphamide and oral prednisolone in treating patients with severe vasculitis. Study suggests that when people with severe vasculitis are being treated with methylprednisolone, adding plasma exchange to treatment should be considered. However, the author states that it should be considered only in patients with advanced severe disease because benefits are unlikely in those with less-severe disease.


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