Respiratory distress syndrome

Other Names:
Acute respiratory distress syndrome

There are two forms of respiratory distress syndrome:

ARDS, which is acute (or adult) respiratory distress syndrome Infant respiratory distress syndrome (IRDS), which is a complication of premature birth, also known as hyaline membrane disease (HMD)

Also, respiratory distress can mean:

Shortness of breath Respiratory failure

In respiratory distress syndrome, and possibly other lung diseases, the immune system overreacts to trauma or infection. White blood cells called neutrophils flock to the lungs, releasing tissue-damaging enzymes.

Related Problems:
Asphyxia of newborn
Heart failure
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 13: Climate Action
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
21.04.2022 – 08:56 CEST