Acute respiratory distress syndrome

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Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a type of respiratory failure caused by a massive widespread inflammation in the lungs. Symptoms include shortness of breath, rapid breathing, and bluish skin color. For those who survive, a short life span is common as a result.

Causes may include sepsis, pancreatitis, trauma, pneumonia, and aspiration.[1]

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  1. Fan, E; Brodie, D; Slutsky, AS (20 February 2018). "Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment". JAMA. 319 (7): 698–710. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.21907. PMID 29466596.