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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
(ARDS) Topic Guide

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome:

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a severe lung condition caused by trauma, sepsis, pancreatitis, aspiration, drug overdose, and massive blood transfusion. Symptoms include:

Treatment is generally ICU care in a hospital with antibiotics and oxygen treatments. There is no cure for ARDS.