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What causes indirect lung injuries?

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The causes of lung injuries fall into two categories -- direct or indirect. Indirect lung injuries can be caused by:

  • Blood transfusions
  • Burns
  • Drug overdose
  • Inflammation of the pancreas
  • Reactions to medicine
  • Severe infection (sepsis)

From: Do I Have a Lung Injury? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Lung Association: "ARDS Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors."

Mayo Clinic: "ARDS."

British Journal of Medical Practitioners: "Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Review Article."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 24, 2018

SOURCES:

American Lung Association: "ARDS Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors."

Mayo Clinic: "ARDS."

British Journal of Medical Practitioners: "Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Review Article."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 24, 2018

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