Exchange transfusion in the treatment of hepatic coma

Melvin I. Marks, S. Michael Mauer, H. Goldman

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Death due to acute hepatic failure is reported in 2 siblings despite therapy with a total of 38 exchange transfusions. Extensive laboratory documentation is presented and new data discussed. This experience and a comprehensive review of exchange transfusion in hepatic coma provide the basis for a critical assessment, of this mode of therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)418-430
Number of pages13
JournalThe Journal of pediatrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1969


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