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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Brian Shaller, M.D. [2]

Overview

There are no pathognomonic physical exam findings of ARDS. The most notable physical exam findings include respiratory distress as well as findings indicative of the underlying illness, injury, shock, and end organ damage.

Physical Examination

The physical exam findings of a patient with ARDS vary according to the underlying cause and typically develop within 24 to 48 hours of the precipitating illness or injury and progress over the course of 1 to 2 weeks. . Common physical findings include:

Vital Signs

The presence of the following signs of shock or infection on physical examination are highly suggestive of ARDS:

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Lungs

Heart

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