From Scleroderma News (, July 21, 2016:

A case study, describing the successful treatment of a scleroderma patient with repeated therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) for more than 22 years, presents an alternative theory about the beneficial effects of the treatment and the disease itself.

The study “Successful long-term (22 Year) treatment of limited scleroderma using therapeutic plasma exchange: Is blood rheology the key?“ recently published in the journal Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation, advances the idea that scleroderma is linked to an abnormal clumping of red blood cells.

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