Vitamin Status in Patients Undergoing Single or Multiple Plasmapheresis

Alluru Reddi, Oscar Frank, Barbara Deangelis, Rashmi Jain, Ifath Bashiruddin, Norman Lasker, Herman Baker

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Abstract

Folate, thiamin, nicotinate, biotin, riboflavin, pantothenate, vitamins A, B6, B12, C, E, and beta-carotene were determined in: (a) eight patients before and after one plasma exchange; (b) in one patient after five consecutive treatments; (c) in three patients before and 2-8 weeks after plasmapheresis. Vitamin Bi2, beta-carotene, vitamin B6, and vitamins A, C, E were depressed after acute or chronic plasmapheresis. Concentrations of folate, thiamin, nicotinate, biotin, riboflavin, and pantothenate were essentially unchanged after one plasma exchange.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-489
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American College of Nutrition
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

Keywords

  • Plasmapheresis
  • Vitamins

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