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Acute Respiratory Infection: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis adult respiratory disorder


Disorders of the respiratory system can be grouped into different categories. Example categories include obstructive versus restrictive or acute versus chronic.

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is sudden and serious lung failure The risk of death increases with age and severity of illness.

These diseases fall into four categories: acute diseases, such as pneumonia and influenza; chronic diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.