What are the management options for aHUS?
Although plasma exchange and plasma infusion are sometimes used to manage aHUS, these therapies have not been studied in well-controlled trials in aHUS.1
Historic Management Approaches
Plasma exchange or plasma infusion is sometimes used by doctors to manage aHUS. During this process a plasma infusion is given over several hours at a specialized treatment center.2-4
Dialysis or a kidney transplant may be needed for aHUS patients as a result of the damage caused by the disease. However, dialysis and kidney transplants have significant risks associated with them, and neither will actually treat or cure aHUS.5
Talk with your doctor about a management plan that works for you and contains frequent follow-up or monitoring of your rare disease.
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1. Schwartz J, et al. J Clin Apher. 2016;31(3):149-338. 2. Sellier-Leclerc A-L, et al. J Am Soc Nephrol. 3. Laurence J, et al. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2016;14 Suppl 11(11):2-15. 4. Caprioli J, et al. Blood. 2006;108(4):1267-1279. 5. Cofiell R, et al. Blood. 2015;125(21):3253-3262.