Acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by salicylate intoxication

Clin Case Rep. 2018 Jul 23;6(9):1905-1906. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.1729. eCollection 2018 Sep.


Salicylate-induced acute respiratory syndrome (ARDS) is a well-known entity occurring in 35% of salicylate-intoxicated patient. Careful history taking, physical examination, arterial blood gas analysis, and measurement of serum salicylate concentration will lead to early recognition to initiate appropriate treatment.

Keywords: acute respiratory distress syndrome; intoxication; metabolic acidosis; salicylate.