Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 03, 2017
  • Author: Eloise M Harman, MD; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, MCCM  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Other conditions to be considered include the following:

  • Pulmonary hemorrhage
  • Near drowning
  • Drug reaction
  • Noncardiogenic pulmonary edema
  • Hamman-Rich syndrome
  • Retinoic acid syndrome
  • Acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI)
  • Acute eosinophilic pneumonia
  • Reperfusion injury
  • Leukemic infiltration
  • Fat embolism syndrome

Differential Diagnoses