Immunoadsorption is the technique by which pathogenic substances, especially undesirable antibodies, are removed from blood plasma. It is considered to have fewer adverse effects than the use of therapeutic plasma exchange. Several medical conditions, such as multiple sclerosis and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) may use immunoadsorption as part of their medical regimen.
Use in ME/CFS[edit | edit source]
- 2018, Immunoadsorption to remove ß2 adrenergic receptor antibodies in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CFS/ME(Full Text)
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia page for Immunoadsorption
- 2018, Hope for an ME/CFS Autoimmune Subset: A German Researcher Steps Forward (Carmen Scheibenbogen)
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Pham, Huy P.; Schwartz, Joseph (2013), "Chapter 79 – Immunoadsorption", Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis: 525–527, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-397164-7.00079-3
- Koziolek, et al. Journal of Neuroinflammation (2012) 9:80. https://doi.org/10.1186/1742-2094-9-80
- Lehmann, et al. Chapter 23 - Treatment of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy, Handbook of Clinical Neurology Volume 115, 2013, Pages 415-427, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-52902-2.00023-0
- Scheibenbogen C, Loebel M, Freitag H, Krueger A, Bauer S, Antelmann M, et al. (2018) Immunoadsorption to remove ß2 adrenergic receptor antibodies in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CFS/ME. PLoS ONE 13(3): e0193672. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0193672
antibody - Antibodies or immunoglobulin refers to any of a large number of specific proteins produced by B cells that act against an antigen in an immune response.
plasma - The liquid part of blood, lymph, or milk after removing any suspended material. Most of the time, "plasma" simply refers to blood, after all the blood cells have been removed. If you also remove the clotting factors, then the plasma is referred to as "serum".