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Severe pulmonary dysfunction following acute respiratory distress syndrome.
  1. H. R. Smith,
  2. D. G. Sinclair
  1. Army Chest Unit, Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot, Hants, UK.


    Recovery of lung function following the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is thought to be related to the severity of the initial insult. We report a case demonstrating virtually complete functional recovery following severe ARDS. The significance of this and the need for comprehensive follow-up of such patients is discussed.

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