Life-threatening human metapneumovirus pneumonia requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in a preterm infant.
- Published Article
American Academy of Pediatrics
- Publication Date
Oct 01, 2004
We present the first report in the literature of a child with human metapneumovirus pneumonia who required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for survival. This was a 3-month-old premature boy from British Columbia, Canada, who developed severe respiratory failure, experienced failure of high-frequency oscillatory mechanical ventilation, and required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support for 10 days. This case illustrates the importance of including this newly discovered pathogen among the causes of childhood pneumonia.
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