Neonatal pulmonary insufficiency caused by adenovirus infection successfully treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

J Pediatr. 1994 Jul;125(1):110-2. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3476(94)70135-0.


Two infants with fulminant early-onset sepsis syndrome and respiratory failure are described. Adenovirus was isolated from cultures from both patients. Complications during pregnancy and respiratory failure that required tracheal intubation at birth suggested congenital infection. Both infants were successfully treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenovirus Infections, Human / complications
  • Adenovirus Infections, Human / therapy*
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Pneumonia, Viral / complications
  • Pneumonia, Viral / microbiology
  • Pneumonia, Viral / therapy*
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / therapy*