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
Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.