Many important neurological diseases are accompanied with an autoimmune pathophysiology, so making it difficult to treat using conventional approaches. Therapeutic apheresis has shown to be a valuable and important treatment option in neurological diseases such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, myasthenia gravis and other peripheral conditions. There has also been great interest in progress made using extracorporeal techniques to treat idiopathic encephalitis and a subset of patients with multiple sclerosis. Furthermore, a new field of research has begun evaluating the scope for therapeutic apheresis to improve the cognitive functions of patients with vascular dementia.
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