Early Leukapheresis Depletion in an Ex-Premature with Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Due to Bordetella Pertussis and Coronavirus Infection

Emanuele Rossetti, Linda Appierto, Antonella Meschini, Giovanna Leone, Stefania Lazzaro, Giovanna Del Principe, Roberto Bianchi, Sergio Picardo

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Abstract

We describe a 2 weeks corrected gestational age infant admitted in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) associated to Bordetella pertussis and Coronavirus infection. He developed leukocytosis as soon as ARDS required intubation and aggressive mechanical ventilation: hence he underwent 3 early therapeutic leukapheresis treatments in order to avoid the worsening of related cardiopulmonary complications, according to recent literature on pertussis infection in infants. The infant was discharged from PICU healthy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)758-760
Number of pages3
JournalBlood Purification
Volume49
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020

Keywords

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Hyperleukocytosis
  • Infant
  • Intensive care
  • Leukapheresis
  • Pediatric
  • Pulmonary hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Nephrology

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