Application of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Patients with Scrub Typhus Complicated with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Authors

  • Xiaozu Liao Department of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Laboratory, Zhongshan City People’s Hospital, Zhongshan, China
  • Zhou Cheng Department of Anesthesiology, Zhongshan City People’s Hospital, Zhongshan, China
  • LIqiang Wang Department of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Laboratory, Zhongshan City People’s Hospital, Zhongshan, China
  • Ziqiang Xu Department of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Laboratory, Zhongshan City People’s Hospital, Zhongshan, China
  • Qiuyue Zheng Zhongshan City People's Hospital
  • Rui Chen Zhongshan City People's Hospital
  • Guisen Wu Department of Emergency Intensive Care Unit, Zhongshan City People’s Hospital, Zhongshan, China
  • Binfei Li Department of Emergency Intensive Care Unit, Zhongshan City People’s Hospital, Zhongshan, China

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.2827

Keywords:

scrub typhus, ECMO, ARDS

Abstract

A 68-year-old woman was diagnosed with scrub typhus and acute pneumonia. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) occurred on day 4 after admission and was treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). After 7 days of ECMO assistance, her respiratory condition gradually improved, and ECMO was removed. On day 20 after admission, she was discharged without any sequelae. The results suggest that ECMO should be considered as early as possible for patients with ARDS caused by scrub typhus.

Author Biography

LIqiang Wang, Department of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Laboratory, Zhongshan City People’s Hospital, Zhongshan, China

Department of ECMO laboratory

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Published

2020-03-31

How to Cite

Liao, X., Cheng, Z., Wang, L., Xu, Z., Zheng, Q., Chen, R., Wu, G., & Li, B. (2020). Application of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Patients with Scrub Typhus Complicated with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. The Heart Surgery Forum, 23(2), E183-E186. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.2827

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