A Case Report Of Respiratory Failure Secondary To Respiratory Infection With Multiple Organisms

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A 32 year-old-male with ESRD secondary to medullary cystic kidney disease status post renal transplant on immunosuppressive therapy was admitted to our hospital with dyspnea and productive cough. He was initially diagnosed with Metapneumovirus, Rhinovirus, RSV and Moraxella and was intubated for respiratory failure. Despite advanced ventilator settings and optimization, the patient required cannulation for veno-venous ECMO. He was diagnosed with Aspergillus pneumonia and started on appropriate therapy with improvement and subsequent decannulation from ECMO. This case discusses infectious etiologies that may lead to respiratory failure with emphasis on maintaining a broad differential diagnosis in the immunocompromised patient.


American Society of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology 2019. Orlando, FL. October 19-23, 2019. Abstract.