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Does pulmonary edema cause an increase in surfactant?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: No

Pulmonary edema that is due to inflammation definitely decreases surfactant production.
Pulmonary edema due to heart failure (hydrostatic forces) also decreases surfactant production but to a much lesser degree.

In brief: No

Pulmonary edema that is due to inflammation definitely decreases surfactant production.
Pulmonary edema due to heart failure (hydrostatic forces) also decreases surfactant production but to a much lesser degree.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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