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Why does a heroin overdose cause acute respiratory distress syndrome (ards)?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Possible

Vomiting and aspiration can cause ARDS and is the most frequent cause in heroin od.
Sometimes direct toxicity from adulterants in heroin can cause an acute lung injury.

In brief: Possible

Vomiting and aspiration can cause ARDS and is the most frequent cause in heroin od.
Sometimes direct toxicity from adulterants in heroin can cause an acute lung injury.
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