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How can plasma exchange therapy help treat transverse myelitis?

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If steroids don’t lower your inflammation, this treatment, also called plasmapheresis, might. The doctor will replace your blood plasma (the liquid part that holds the blood cells). This might get rid of something in it that's causing your immune system to attack your body and keep it from damaging other organs.

From: What Is Transverse Myelitis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Transverse myelitis: Diagnosis & treatment,” “Transverse myelitis: Symptoms & causes,” "Transverse Myelitis."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Transverse Myelitis Fact Sheet.”

National Organization for Rare Diseases: “Transverse Myelitis.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Transverse Myelitis."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "What Is Transverse Myelitis?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Transverse myelitis: Diagnosis & treatment,” “Transverse myelitis: Symptoms & causes,” "Transverse Myelitis."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Transverse Myelitis Fact Sheet.”

National Organization for Rare Diseases: “Transverse Myelitis.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Transverse Myelitis."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "What Is Transverse Myelitis?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 10, 2018

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