A 39-year-old member asked:
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are people recovering from acute respiratory distress syndrome likely to get it again?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends on the cause: ARDS obviously weakens the lungs, but recurrence is not common during recovery. ARDS can recur, especially if the reason it occurred is still present. There does seem to be a predilection for it in some people, perhaps because of an imbalance between pro and anti-inflammatory immune process.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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