Successful treatment of varicella pneumonia with prolonged extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in a child with leukemia.


Journal Article

A 5-year-old boy with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in complete continuous remission developed life-threatening varicella pneumonia and acute respiratory insufficiency (ARI). The child recovered after 92 hours of partial venoarterial perfusion with a membrane oxygenator. Functional asplenia developed. Serial pulmonary function tests after perfusion indicate moderately severe restrictive lung disease which has slightly improved during an 18 month period.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hicks, RE; Kinney, TR; Raphaely, RC; Donaldson, MH; Edmunds, LH; Naiman, JL

Published Date

  • February 1, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 73 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 297 - 302

PubMed ID

  • 264596

Pubmed Central ID

  • 264596

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5223


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States