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acute respiratory failure
 

Acute respiratory failure occurs when the level of oxygen in the blood becomes dangerously low or the level of carbon dioxide becomes dangerously high.

 
Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

  • respiratory failure
  • shortness of breath
  • cyanosis (bluish color to skin)
  • coma
 
Causes

Causes may include:

 
Treatments

Treatment may include:

  • hospitalization
  • oxygen
  • medication
  • mechanical ventilation

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