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Successful extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support for fulminant community-acquired pneumococcal pneumonia.
  1. M Codispoti,
  2. K Sanger,
  3. P S Mankad
  1. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Infirmary NHS Trust, Edinburgh, UK.


    A case is described of fulminant community-acquired pneumococcal pneumonia in a 16 year old girl with no previous history of respiratory disease or any predisposing factors. She required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) until the diagnosis could be made and appropriate antibiotic therapy established.

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