Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2002 Jan;3(1):63-6.

Acute onset of Wegener's granulomatosis and diffuse alveolar hemorrhage treated successfully by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

Author information

1
Division of Pulmonary, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399, USA.

Abstract

Wegener's granulomatosis is a necrotizing granulomatous vasculitis involving the upper airway, lungs, and kidneys. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage is a rare and life-threatening presentation of Wegener's granulomatosis. We report on a previously healthy 13-yr-old boy who presented with fulminant pulmonary hemorrhage leading to acute respiratory distress syndrome and was found to have Wegener's granulomatosis. The diagnosis was based on clinical, radiologic, serologic, and histologic manifestations. The therapeutic challenges and the modalities of support to sustain life until clinical remission are presented.

PMID:
12793925
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Wolters Kluwer
    Loading ...
    Support Center