Fast Five Quiz: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Zab Mosenifar, MD


April 10, 2020

A retrospective study of 201 patients with confirmed COVID-19 found that risk factors associated with the development of ARDS and progression from ARDS to death include the following:

  • Older age

  • Neutrophilia

  • Organ dysfunction

  • Coagulation dysfunction

Although high fever (≥ 102.2°F [≥ 39°C]) was associated with a higher likelihood of ARDS development, it was associated with a lower likelihood of death. Among patients with ARDS, treatment with methylprednisone decreased the risk for death.

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