The Effectiveness of Bilirubin Column on Severe Hyperbilirubinemia in a Patient with Cardiac Cirrhosis

Coskun R. , Uslup S., GÜNDOĞAN K. , Pala C., Akbudak I. H. , SUNGUR M. , ...More

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.36, no.2, pp.82-84, 2014 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/etd.2014.7563
  • Title of Journal : ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.82-84


The aim of extracorporeal detoxification through plasma exchange therapy is to eliminate protein-bound components and to prevent their potential toxic effects. It is thought that hyperbilirubinemia has a direct cytotoxic effect on T lymphocytes and that it thus increases infection and sepsis. The use of bilirubin absorption column reduces bilirubin levels in patients with hepatic insufficiency. For the first time in Turkey, we presented a patient with cardiac cirrhosis and high bilirubin levels who was successfully treated with bilirubin absorption column method.