Extra corporeal membrane oxygenation and plasmapheresis for pulmonary hemorrhage in microscopic polyangiitis.

Agarwal HS, Taylor MB, Grzeszczak MJ, Lovvorn HN, Hunley TE, Jabs K, Shankar V
Pediatr Nephrol. 2005 20 (4): 526-8

PMID: 15714314 · DOI:10.1007/s00467-004-1724-5

Early initiation of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to treat acute hypoxemic respiratory failure secondary to massive pulmonary hemorrhage in microscopic polyangiitis in children can be life-saving while awaiting control of the autoimmune disease process by plasmapheresis and immunosuppression.

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Adolescent Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Glomerulonephritis Hemorrhage Humans Hypoxia Lung Diseases Male Microcirculation Plasmapheresis Respiratory Insufficiency Vasculitis

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