neurogenic pulmonary oedema
neurogenic pulmonary oedemaAn uncommon form of pulmonary oedema characterised by an abrupt increase in interstitial and alveolar fluid linked to neurologic disease.
One-third of patients with status epilepticus have evidence of neurogenic pulmonary oedema, as do more than half of those with severe, blunt, or penetrating head injury, and fatal cases of subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracerebral hemorrhage. It is a diagnosis of exclusion.
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