Ann Intensive Care 2021 May 7;11(1):70. Epub 2021 May 7.
Service de Réanimation et Urgences Pédiatriques, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Hôpital Femme Mère Enfant, 59 Boulevard Pinel, 69677, Bron cedex, France.
Background: Malignant pertussis (MP) affects young infants and is characterized by respiratory distress, perpetual tachycardia and hyperleukocytosis up to 50 G/l, leading to multiple organ failure and death in 75% of cases. Leukodepletion may improve prognosis. A therapeutic strategy based on leukodepletion and extracorporeal life support (ECLS) according to different thresholds of leucocytes has been proposed by Rowlands and colleagues. Read More