Pulmonary oedema with acute asthma

Pulmonary oedema with acute asthma is a rare non cardiogenic cause of pulmonary oedema.

Pathology

Associated trapped air tends to maintain a positive intraalveolar pressure, thus decreasing the hydrostatic pressure gradient. Its pathogenesis can be associated with the severity of the Müller maneuver (ie, forced inspiration as the patient struggles to inhale) 1.

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Article Information

rID: 19188
System: Chest
Tags: stub, cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pulmonary oedema due to acute asthma
  • Pulmonary edema with acute asthma
  • Pulmonary edema due to acute asthma
  • Pulmonary oedema due to asthma

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