Therapeutic plasmapheresis in thyrotoxic patients


Simsir I. , ÖZDEMİR M. , DUMAN S. , ERDOĞAN M. , DÖNMEZ A. , ÖZGEN A. G.

ENDOCRINE, vol.62, no.1, pp.144-148, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12020-018-1661-x
  • Title of Journal : ENDOCRINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.144-148
  • Keywords: Thyrotoxicosis, Apheresis, Therapeutic plasma exchange, Thyroid hormones, PLASMA-EXCHANGE, SEVERE HYPERTHYROIDISM, APHERESIS, MANAGEMENT

Abstract

Purpose For the treatment of thyrotoxicosis, alternative treatment modalities may be necessary if anti-thyroid drugs cannot be used due to side effects, inefficiencies, or there is a need to start a rapid action such as thyroid storm. By using therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE), it is possible to effectively and rapidly remove the increased thyroid hormones. We evaluated our results and experience on a rapid, effective, and reliable alternative treatment modality in thyrotoxic patients.