leukopheresis

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Leukopheresis is the collection of leucocytes by a continuous flow cell separator.

Indications include:

  • emergency treatment of extreme hyperleukocytosis - priapism, respiratory distress, blurred vision, altered mental status
  • management of chronic myeloid leukaemia in pregnancy when chemotherapy is contraindicated
  • cryopreservation of stem cells

Last reviewed 01/2018