reactive airways dysfunction syndrome


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reactive airways dysfunction syndrome

The development of persistent bronchospasm in a previously nonasthmatic patient after an exposure to a high concentration of an inhaled irritant, for example, a chemical fume, gas, or smoke. It may persist for months. It is treated with inhaled corticosteroids.
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A large release of chlorine gas in a poultry processing plant exposed approximately 600 workers and resulted in 152 workers being hospitalized, five in an intensive-care unit; three went on to develop reactive airways dysfunction syndrome.
A pulmonary specialist, Daniel Jenkins, diagnosed Moore's condition as reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS).
Laeng developed RADS, reactive airways dysfunction syndrome, as a result of exposure to the leaking box.