The Use of ECMO in Pediatric Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis
BACKGROUND: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) vasculitis with pulmonary-renal syndrome rarely presents in children and is associated with high mortality rates. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 13-year-old male with newly diagnosed GPA vasculitis, treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, continuous renal replacement therapy, plasmapheresis, rituximab, cyclophosphamide, and corticosteroids. CONCLUSION: This case presentation demonstrates that ECMO can be used as a life supporting therapy in pediatric patients with pulmonary hemorrhage from ANCA vasculitis in conjunction with other therapies.
Finkel, R., Honig, J., Chao, C. P., Rescoe, E., & Solomon, S. (2022). The Use of ECMO in Pediatric Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12969-022-00693-8