Extracorporeal Life Support for Massive Hemoptysis and Acute Lung Injury Due to ANCA- Negative Vasculitis


Vol 7 | Issue 1 | January-April 2021 | Page 04-07 | Joseph A. McGuire, Paul McCarthy, Robert Herron, J.W. Awori Hayanga, Veena Nandwani, James Fugett, Heather K. Hayanga

Author: Joseph A. McGuire [1], Paul McCarthy [2], Robert Herron [3], J.W. Awori Hayanga [3], Veena Nandwani [3], James Fugett [4], Heather K. Hayanga [5]

[1] West Virginia University School of Medicine.
[2] Division of Critical Care, Department of Medicine, West Virginia University.
[3] Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, West Virginia University.
[4] West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
[5] Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, West Virginia University.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Joseph A. McGuire,
West Virginia University School of Medicine.
E-mail: jamcguire@mix.wvu.edu

Extracorporeal Life Support for Massive Hemoptysis and Acute Lung Injury Due to ANCA- Negative Vasculitis


Massive hemoptysis is life-threatening and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) may be indicated as rescue therapy due to acute lung injury in this setting. We report a case of a patient who presented with massive hemoptysis and acute lung injury after reported inhaled ground oxymorphone abuse. Although initially thought to have been due to inhaled oxymorphone, we determined that the patient had ANCA-negative vasculitis that led to both hemoptysis and hematuria. The role of inhaled oxymorphone in combination with the vasculitis is unknown. ECMO was initiated to support the patient and, although his course was complicated, he did recover.
Keywords: ECMO; Vasculitis; Acute Respiratory Distress (ARDS).


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How to Cite this Article: McGuire JA, McCarthy P, Herron R, Hayanga JWA, Nandwani V, Fugett J, Hayanga HK | Extracorporeal Life Support for Massive Hemoptysis and Acute Lung Injury Due to ANCA-Negative Vasculitis | Journal of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Case Reports | January-April 2021; 7(1): 04-07.

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