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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Bardana, "Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS): Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment and Insight into Likely Prognosis," Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology 83, no.
* The reactive airways dysfunction syndrome can occur within several hours in a previously healthy patient after one exposure to a respiratory tract irritant in high concentration.
A pulmonary specialist, Daniel Jenkins, diagnosed Moore's condition as reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS).