Therapeutic plasma exchange for refractory SLE:A comparison of outcomes between different sub-phenotypes


Soyuoz A., KARADAĞ Ö. , Karaagac T., KILIÇ L. , Bilgen Ş. Ş. , ÖZCEBE O. İ.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.5, no.1, pp.32-36, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2017.17088
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.32-36

Abstract

Objective: Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) offers an alternative therapeutic modality for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and primary antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). However, there is conflicting evidence regarding its efficacy in different sub-phenotypes. This study aimed to investigate the main clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with different phenotypes of SLE and APS treated with TPE at a tertiary care center.