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The pulmonary physician in critical care • Illustrative case 3: Pulmonary vasculitis
  1. M Griffith1,
  2. S Brett2
  1. 1Consultant Physician and Nephrologist, St Mary’s Hospital, London, UK
  2. 2Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, London UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr S Brett, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Hammersmith Hospital, Du Cane Road, London W12 0HS, UK;


The case history of a patient admitted to the ICU with severe hypoxic respiratory failure later diagnosed as Wegener’s granulomatosis is presented. The diagnosis and management of patients with suspected pulmonary vasculitis is discussed.

  • critical care
  • pulmonary vasculitis
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