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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Doctors Listing

Senior Consultants

  • Prof Lim Tow Keang 
  • Dr Khoo Kay Leong 


Consultants

  • Dr Amartya Mukhopadhyay 
  • Dr Gerald Chua Seng Wee 
  • Dr Khoo See Meng 
  • Dr Jason Phua 
  • Dr Chua Ai Ping 


 
Associate Consultants

  • Dr Low Seow Ping
  • Dr Felicia Teo

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Definition

The lungs are affected by severe inflammation and subsequently scarring, which leads to extremely low level of oxygen in the blood. This is a dangerous condition with a high risk of death.

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Treatment and drugs

Treatment often involves the use of a breathing machine known as a ventilator.

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