Avoiding Complications During Apheresis



  • Complications frequently occur during apheresis and should be detected as early as possible.

  • Technicians or operators should fully understand the function and applications of all equipment used and the possible complications of the apheresis procedure.

  • It is important that physicians understand the cause of any complications and manage them quickly.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Nephrology & Endocrinology, School of MedicineThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Hemodialysis & ApheresisUniversity Hospital, The University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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