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Can a heroin overdose cause acute respiratory distress syndrome (areds)?
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In brief: YES
Yes will cause ards.

In brief: YES
Yes will cause ards.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Samyukta Mullangi
Dermatology
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In brief: Toxins
Some of the direct injury risk factors for ARDS are aspiration, pneumonia, near-drowning, toxic inhalation and lung contusion.
If a dose of heroin is large enough to depress breathing and cause GI spasms, it is possible that aspiration insult might occur and lead to ards.

In brief: Toxins
Some of the direct injury risk factors for ARDS are aspiration, pneumonia, near-drowning, toxic inhalation and lung contusion.
If a dose of heroin is large enough to depress breathing and cause GI spasms, it is possible that aspiration insult might occur and lead to ards.
Samyukta Mullangi
Samyukta Mullangi
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