New Guidelines: Plasma Exchange as a Possible Scleroderma Therapy

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Recently, the Scleroderma Education Project released guidelines for patients and doctors wishing to know more about therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) as a treatment option for limited scleroderma. 

TPE is a procedure where the plasma is replaced by a plasma substitute. The main purpose of the technique is to remove potentially harmful circulating factors, such as antibodies, from the plasma.

Back in May, Scleroderma News had an exclusive interview with Edward Harris, the man behind the Scleroderma Education Project.

Also, here are 4 plasma exchange articles you must read.

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