The plasma exchange service at the National Hospital treats patients with autoimmune neurological diseases.


Plasma exchange
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Box 33 
Queen Square
London, WC1N 3BG

Neurological conditions treated tends to be those with an autoantibody mediated aetiology, these include:

  • CIPD
  • Autoimmune neuropathy 

  • Autoimmune ganglionpathy 

  • Stiff person syndrome 

  • Myasthenia Gravis 

  • Autoimmune myelitis (inflammation of the spinal cord)  

  • Autoimmune encephalitis and many others 

We treat over 150 patients per year. Some people receive urgent treatment whilst an inpatient at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery whereas others have a planned (elective) care.  Occasionally repeated treatments are required. We run a hotel pathway for some people who require regular plasma exchange where they can stay in a nearby hotel overnight and attend the hospital on a daily basis for their treatment, avoiding the need for overnight hospital stays.