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Could you explain what is acute respiratory distress syndrome?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
ARDS: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ards/basics/definition/con-20030070 for info on ARDS which is described as fluid build up in lung sacs (alveoli).
Answered on May 24, 2015

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