In May 2022, researchers from the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Departments of Pediatrics, Rheumatology, Critical Care Medicine, and Pediatric Nephrology, and New York Medical College Department of Pediatrics presented the case of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) vasculitis in a pediatric patient treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The complete study by Rachel Finkel, Jesse Honig, Chun P. Chao, Erin Rescoe, and Sonia Solomon can be found in Pediatric Rheumatology. The manuscript is summarized below.
Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) vasculitis is a disease that often results in necrotizing arteritis with deposits found in small and medium-sized vessels. These deposits are primarily observed in adults, but the most commonly observed subtype in the pediatric population is granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) vasculitis. This disease is most often associated with respiratory tract and renal involvement.