Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Respiratory distress due to bird flu

The first case of H5N1 avian influenza infection in a human with complications of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and Reye’s syndrome was reported in 1999.

ARDS is common in fatal human H5N1 influence cases. In ARDS lungs fill up with blood and fluid as the immune system goes into catastrophic overdrive. It is also called shock lung or adult respiratory distress syndrome results from increase permeability of the alveolocapillary membrane.

Severe ARDS can cause intractable and fatal hypoxemia. ARDS occurs commonly in young, previously well individuals who have major insults as multiple trauma, sepsis and aspiration of gastric contents.
Respiratory distress due to bird flu
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