The plasma exchange service at the National Hospital treats patients with neuroimmunological diseases such as Guillain-Barré syndrome and myasthenia gravis.


Plasma exchange
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
The Harris Neuromedical Intensive Care Unit 
Chandler Wing, 1st Floor 
Queen Square
London, WC1N 3BG

Neurological conditions treated tends to be those with an autoantibody mediated aetiology, these include:

  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Myasthenia gravis, plus rarer conditions such as antivoltage-gated potassium antibody-driven pathology

We treat 100+ patients per year. The majority are inpatients from the general wards or the intensive care units at the National Hospital. Waiting times for the more chronic condition treated are approximately three weeks.

Patient leaflets