Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis post extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support and literature review

Med Mycol Case Rep. 2014 Feb 10;4:12-5. doi: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2014.01.003. eCollection 2014 Apr.


The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for reversible pulmonary failure in critically ill patients has increased over the last few decades. Nosocomial infections are a major complication of ECMO and fungi have been found to be a common cause. Herein, we describe a case of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis following ECMO, which was successfully treated with combination antifungal therapy and interferon-gamma.

Keywords: Anidulafungin; Aspergillus fumigatus; Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support.