The plasma exchange service at the National Hospital treats patients with neuroimmunological diseases such as Guillain-Barré syndrome and myasthenia gravis.
Neurological conditions treated tends to be those with an autoantibody mediated aetiology, these include:
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- 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.