14 July 2020>: Articles
First-in-Man: Case Report of Selective C-Reactive Protein Apheresis in a Patient with SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Unusual clinical courseJan Torzewski A* , Franz Heigl A , Oliver Zimmermann A , Florian Wagner D , Christian Schumann A , Reinhard Hettich D , Christopher Bock C , Stefan Kayser C , Ahmed Sheriff A
Am J Case Rep 2020; 21:e925020
Figure 2. (A) CRP levels (reference range 0.00–5.00 mg/L) during the course of the patient’s hospital stay. CRP levels were highly elevated at admission and decreased with each CRP apheresis session. CRP apheresis sessions 1, 2, 3, and 4 (blue columns) used peripheral venous access (processed blood plasma ≤6000 mL) and sessions 5 and 6 (blue columns) used central venous access (processed blood plasma ≤8000 mL). (B) IL-6 and PCT levels during the course of the hospital stay. Both IL-6 and PCT increased with time, although the PCT increase was only moderate.