Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 17, 2018
  • Author: Eloise M Harman, MD; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, 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