Successful use of plasmapheresis for granulomatosis with polyangiitis presenting as diffuse alveolar hemorrhage

Mark E. Haupt*, John Pires-Ervoes, Melissa L. Brannen, Marisa S. Klein-Gitelman, Adrienne L. Prestridge, Mary A. Nevin

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Abstract

Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) is uncommon in pediatric patients and is a rare presenting sign of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA). We present the case a 14-year-old girl who presented with respiratory failure secondary to DAH as the initial presenting sign of GPA. Her clinical course improved after initiation of plasmapheresis therapy and she is now in clinical remission. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2013; 48:614-616. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)614-616
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Pulmonology
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2013

Keywords

  • anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis
  • hemoptysis
  • respiratory insufficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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