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Korean J Anesthesiol. 1983 Dec;16(4):453-458. Korean. Case Report.
Lim BD , Jeong CY , Im WM .
Department of Anesthesiology, Chonnam University Medical School, Kwangju, Korea.

Adult respiratory distress syndrome(ARDS) is a descriptive term that has been applied to many acute, diffuse infiltrating lung lesions of various etiology when they are accompanied by severe arterial hypoxemis. Despite the various eiology, clinical symptom and nonspecific pathophsiologic derangement, ARDS has a high mortality rate. But early diagnosis and prompt good management including PEEP therapy will decrease the mortality rate. This report described a case of ARDS following anesthesia and also discussed with literature.

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