Is treatment & schedule for PE normal?

November 30, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Emily’s mom gave a great link to an article by Dr. Lewis.

Here is the link to her thread:

Here is the link to the site she gave:

And, finally, although I suggest you read all the articles, here is what Dr. Lewis wrote regarding treatment and medications that seems to apply to your question:


Based on body weight and size to determine plasma volume; commonly, patients undergo 3 plasma exchanges per wk for first 2 wk; after that, number and frequency of treatments determined by clinical response; response tends to last for 2-4 wk and must be repeated to sustain improvement; some patients require more frequent treatment; remission is uncommon if plasmapheresis is sole therapy”

hmmm, look at the last part- remission is uncommon….
that’s what I’ve been told about IVIG as the sole therapy.

For convenience sake I looked up ‘remission’ and Wikipedia says: “Remission may refer to: Remission (medicine), the state of absence of disease activity in patients with a chronic illness,…