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

@article{Hernandez2002AcuteOO,
  title={Acute onset of Wegener's granulomatosis and diffuse alveolar hemorrhage treated successfully by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.},
  author={Mary Elizabeth Hernandez and Gordana Lovrekovic and Gregory Schears and Mark A. Helfaer and David Friedman and Perry W. Stafford and Daniel A Albert and Raanan Arens},
  journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  year={2002},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={
          63-6
        }
}
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… CONTINUE READING
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