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respiratory distress syndrome
 

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening lung condition that prevents enough oxygen from getting into the blood.

 
Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

 

  • labored, rapid breathing
  • low blood pressure and organ failure
  • shortness of breath
 
Causes

Causes may include:

 

 
Treatments

Treatment may include:

 

  • medication
  • oxygen therapy

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