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A 22-year-old man with no relevant medical history except hashish use (10 joints a day) was admitted to the intensive care unit in December 2018 for refractory acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). He presented dry cough and dyspnoea for 1 week. After intubation, veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) was required because of severe hypoxemia and very low respiratory compliance (15 mL/cmH2O). Given the possibility of severe community-acquired pneumonia and influenza, urgent antibiotic therapy associating cephalosporin plus macrolid and …
Contributors TS wrote the manuscript. TS, ED, HW and GP were in charge of the patient and have reviewed the manuscript and consistently improved its content.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent for publication Obtained.
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