['Acute respiratory distress syndrome' (ARDS) as a serious complication of influenza].Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2009; 153:A1640.NT
'Acute respiratory distress syndrome' (ARDS) developed as a serious complication of an infection with the influenza virus A (H1N1) ('swine flu') in 3 children: a 15-year-old girl, a 6-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl. The latter two patients also suffered from septic shock. Intensive ICU treatment, including mechanical ventilation, did not lead to recovery. The first two patients eventually recovered following treatment with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), but the third patient's condition was too unstable for transfer to an ECMO centre. This patient died.