Hepatitis C Virus Infection

  • Shi Lu
  • Eisei Noiri


  • The indications for apheresis are hepatitis C virus (HCV) serotype 1 cases with HCV-RNA more than 100 kIU/mL and interferon-α (IFN) resistive.

  • Plasma fractionator (2nd filter) of double filtration plasmapheresis (DFPP) is equivalent to Cascadeflo™ EC-50 W with a size pore of 30 nm.

  • Immediately after DFPP, HCV starts showing a rebound phenomenon. The timing of IFN administration has to be as soon as possible.

  • When patients have a history of splenectomy, catheter infection tends to cause severe septicemia.


Sustain Virological Response Fibrinogen Level Rebound Phenomenon High Sustain Virological Response Virus Removal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Hemodialysis & ApheresisUniversity Hospital, The University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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