Rh (D) alloimmunization treated by double filtration plasmapheresis.


GÖKÇAY BEK S., EREN N., Uzay A. , BAKIRDÖĞEN S.

Transfusion and apheresis science : official journal of the World Apheresis Association : official journal of the European Society for Haemapheresis, vol.58, no.1, pp.83-86, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transci.2018.12.002
  • Title of Journal : Transfusion and apheresis science : official journal of the World Apheresis Association : official journal of the European Society for Haemapheresis
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-86

Abstract

Here in this report a 31 year old pregnant woman with positive serum antiglobulin test against anti-D antierythrocyte antibodies who was treated succesfully with double filtration plasmapheresis (DFPP) is presented. The DFPP was started in the early stage of pregnancy together with intravenous immunoglobulin therapy and the antierythrocyte antibody titer of the patient was successfully maintained in a stable level below 1:64 dilution. She delivered successfully on the 30th week of gestation. The favorable outcome of this patient implies that DFPP is an effective and safe treatment modality in pregnant women with red cell all oimmunization.