Clinical indications of plasmapheresis for kidney diseases

What are the main clinical indications of plasmapheresis for kidney diseases?

The below table summarizes the most important clinical indications for kidney diseases by category.

Clinical Indications for Kidney Diseases by Category

Anti-GBM diseaseI
Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritisII
Desensitization for kidney transplantationII
Hemolytic uremic syndromeIII
Recurrent FSGSIII
Systemic lupus erythematosusIII
Kidney transplant rejectionIV

FSGS, Focal and segmentary glomerulosclerosis; TTP, thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura.Category I, Standard Primary Therapy; Category II, Supportive Therapy; Category III, When the evidence of benefit is unclear; Category IV, When there is no current evidence of benefit or for research protocols.


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