acute lung injury

Diffuse alveolar damage (DAD)

What is diffuse alveolar damage? Diffuse alveolar damage (DAD) is a serious and life-threatening type of acute lung injury. DAD is seen in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which is a clinical term used to describe people with severe shortness of breath, low levels of oxygen in the blood, and fluid in the air spaces …
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Organizing pneumonia

What is organizing pneumonia? Organizing pneumonia is a type of acute lung injury. Organizing pneumonia often only affects parts of the lung while other parts remain normal and healthy. What are the symptoms of organizing pneumonia? Symptoms of organizing pneumonia can include dry cough, difficulty breathing, fever, and weight loss. What causes organizing pneumonia? Organizing …
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Acute lung injury

What is acute lung injury? Acute lung injury is a life-threatening condition associated with inflammation in the lungs. Pathologists divide acute lung injury into two patterns of injury: organizing pneumonia and diffuse alveolar damage (DAD). What is the difference between organizing pneumonia and diffuse alveolar damage? Acute lung injury can be divided into two patterns …
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