Plasma Exchange Ineffective in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Vincenzo Silani, Guglielmo Scarlato, Giorgio Valli, Maurizio Marconi

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The effectiveness of plasma exchange in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) was tested in four patients. Electromyography (EMG) and clinical examinations were carried out before, during, and after the treatment. The EMG data showed a progressive unaffected motor neuronal decay. Clinically the course of the disease was not dissimilar to that usually encountered, although a momentary improvement was observed in two patients after the first procedure. Plasma exchange appears to be of no value in treating ALS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-513
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Neurology
Volume37
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1980

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Plasma Exchange Ineffective in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. / Silani, Vincenzo; Scarlato, Guglielmo; Valli, Giorgio; Marconi, Maurizio.

In: Archives of Neurology, Vol. 37, No. 8, 1980, p. 511-513.

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Silani, Vincenzo ; Scarlato, Guglielmo ; Valli, Giorgio ; Marconi, Maurizio. / Plasma Exchange Ineffective in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. In: Archives of Neurology. 1980 ; Vol. 37, No. 8. pp. 511-513.
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