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Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a lung condition in which trauma to the lungs leads to inflammation of the lungs, accumulation of fluid in the alveolar air sacs, low blood oxygen, and respiratory distress. Causes of ARDS include: pneumonia, aspiration, severe blow to the chest, sepsis, severe injury with shock, drug overdose, and/or inflamed pancreas. Treatment for ARDS include extra oxygen, and/or medication.

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Terms related to ARDS:

  • Acute Lung Injury
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Increased-Permeability Pulmonary Edema
  • Noncardiac Pulmonary Edema
  • Shock Lung
  • Stiff Lung
  • Wet Lung