Plasma exchange (PE) is an extracorporeal therapy that separates and then removes plasma, aiming to remove pathogenic material from the patient. We describe a patient with visual impairment due to closantel poisoning. Because closantel binds to plasma albumin, we treated the patient with PE.
Article InformationCorresponding Author: Michael J. Koziolek, MD, Department of Nephrology and Rheumatology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Robert-Koch-Str 40, D-37075 Göttingen, Germany (email@example.com).
Published Online: March 5, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.191.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: All authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.
Additional Contributions: Marcus Blum, MD, Eye Hospital, Helios Hospital Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany, and Nicolas Feltgen, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany, collected clinical data; they received no compensation.