Pulmonary oedema

Last updated: Friday, 24, December, 2010
CausesAppropriate Tests

 Diagnosis based on clinical assessment; diagnostic imaging as appropriate; blood gases.

Increased pulmonary venous pressure

  • Left ventricular failure
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Fluid overload

Adult respiratory distress syndrome 

See Respiratory distress syndrome

Smoke inhalation 

Cadmium fumes

Organophosphates 

Cholinesterase - red cell, Cholinesterase - plasma.

Paraquat poisoning

Pneumonia, especially

  • Aspiration pneumonia

Shock

Snake bite

Neurogenic

  • Head injury

Narcotic overdose

High altitude