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The prevalence of sanatorium-obtained infections during ECMO is 10-12% (better compared to other seriously ill patients). Coagulase-bad staphylococci, Candida spp., Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa are the most often worried pathogens. ECMO patients display a high occurrence of ventilator-related pneumonia (24.4 cases/1000 ECMO days), with a primary position performed by using Enterobacteriaceae. The infectious hazard became proven to boom alongside the period of the ECMO run, that’s the most vital risk component for the improvement of infections. Other ECMO-unique elements predisposing to infections include the severity of infection in ECMO sufferers, the excessive threat of bacterial translocation from the intestine and ECMO-related impairment of the immune gadget. Another important trouble is the microbial colonisation of catheters, ECMO cannulae and the oxygenator.