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Expected/Physiological Effects vs Untoward/Adverse Effects of Therapeutic Apheresis

The consequences of therapeutic apheresis encompass a broad range of responses. These responses can vary from mild, expected discomforts of the procedure to more severe and unanticipated reactions. Some of these responses constitute a continuous spectrum of symptoms, wherein events at one end are generally agreed to be expected physiological effects, while those at the other end are classified as adverse or untoward reactions.

All adverse apheresis events are to be recorded on the patient’s apheresis record and in their hospital notes.

See Physiological and Adverse Effects of Therapeutic Apheresis.

See Further Detailed Management of Each Complication (Table).

In This Section

Physiological and Adverse effects of Therapeutic Apheresis

Further Detailed Management of Complications (Therapeutic Apheresis)

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Steve Gibbons (see Who's Who)

Last Reviewed:

June 2019

Next Review:

June 2022


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Topic Code: 5158