Plasma Exchange Changes All The Rules
In plasma exchange, blood is removed and mechanically seperated into whole cells and plasma[the liquid portion].
The whole blood cells are then recombined with synthetic liquid blood.
The new mixture is returned to the ms patient.
This procedure works best with patients who do not not respond well with high-dose steroids.
Many multiple sclerosis sufferers have regained the use of their arms and legs and could talk again.
The instant remission lasts for about 3 years
Unwelcome side affects include possible infection because of the prolonged needle insertion and the weakened immune system during the plasma exchange.
This is not what most people with ms were looking for but it may ultimately provide an important piece of the final solution.
From plasma exchange to treatment