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What is neurogenic pulmonary edema ?
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: From brain injury
This is a kind of noncardiac pulmonary edema.
Its seen with a variety of acute brain injuries like head injury and large strokes especially hemorrhages. The edema is related to leaky capillaries. The exact mechanism is unknown but one theory is the brain injury causes a sudden release of stress hormones ( like adrenaline) that injures the capillaries and allows them to leak fluid into the lung.

In brief: From brain injury
This is a kind of noncardiac pulmonary edema.
Its seen with a variety of acute brain injuries like head injury and large strokes especially hemorrhages. The edema is related to leaky capillaries. The exact mechanism is unknown but one theory is the brain injury causes a sudden release of stress hormones ( like adrenaline) that injures the capillaries and allows them to leak fluid into the lung.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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