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What Causes ARDS?
Many conditions or factors can directly or indirectly injure the lungs and lead to ARDS. Some common ones are:
It's not clear why some very sick or seriously injured people develop ARDS and others don't. Researchers are trying to find out why ARDS develops and how to prevent it.
Who is At Risk for ARDS?
People at risk for ARDS have a condition or illness that can directly or indirectly injure their lungs.
Direct Lung Injury
Conditions that can directly injure the lungs include:
Indirect Lung Injury
Conditions that can indirectly injure the lungs include:
Reviewed on 1/20/2012
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