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What are other causes of pulmonary edema?

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Other causes of pulmonary edema include:

  • A condition called ARDS, or acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Blood clots
  • Exposure to ammonia, chlorine, or other toxins
  • Inhaling smoke that contains certain chemicals
  • Injury or trauma to the brain or nervous system
  • Lung injury after removal of blood clots
  • Near-drowning incidents
  • Reaction to some drugs
  • Viral infections

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Pulmonary Edema."

American Heart Association: "Types of Heart Failure."

Up to Date: "Noncardiogenic Pulmonary Edema."

Medscape: "Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema Treatment & Management."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Pulmonary Edema."

American Heart Association: "Types of Heart Failure."

Up to Date: "Noncardiogenic Pulmonary Edema."

Medscape: "Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema Treatment & Management."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

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