Plasmapheresis in the treatment of acute renal failure in multiple myeloma

Rocco Misiani, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Tullio Bertani, Romana Licini, Paolo Levoni, Alberto Crippa, Giuliano Mecca

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Three patients with multiple myeloma and severe acute renal failure were treated by repeated plasmapheresis. Recovery of renal function was observed in all. The pathogenetic role of light chains and the possible mechanisms responsible for renal damage are discussed. It is suggested that the removal of light chains by plasmapheresis may be of therapeutic value in this condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)684-688
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1979


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