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how long does it take untreated pneumonia to turn into acute respiratory distress syndrome

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Hours to days: Pneumonia can cause respiratory distress in a matter of hours to days. Some cases of pneumonia can be very mild and might not cause significant respir ... Read More
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Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends on severity: ARDS can be a very serious illness. The patient may be dependent on a ventilator to support breathing from days to weeks. ARDS causes low oxygen leve ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Severe SOB: ARDS is severe shortness of breath caused by an insult and inflamatory response to the lungs. Its not cardiogenic and can be infectious, toxic, or aut ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Taylor
21 years experience Critical Care
ARDS...: ...Is a problem where the small blood vessels in the lungs become leaky (capillary leak), causing the lungs to get very congested. This makes the lung ... Read More
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