Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Q: Name 5 very common complications of plasmapheresis, which usually require intervention in ICU?

  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypomagnesemia
  • Hypothermia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypofibrinogenemia*

* (in particular if using albumin as a replacement product) 


Mokrzycki MH, Kaplan AA. Therapeutic plasma exchange: complications and management. Am J Kidney Dis. Jun 1994;23(6):817-27.

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