Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
ARDS or shock-lung, is a life-threatening condition in which the lungs become severely inflamed. It can be triggered by an infection such as pneumonia.
You’ll usually need to be admitted to an intensive care unit to be treated.
- Acute respiratory distress syndrome – NHS Choices
- Acute (Adult) Respiratory Distress Syndrome – Patient info
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