A Case with Reactive Airway Dysfunction Syndrome Accompanied by Non-Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema

Ogut T., Soyturk A. N., Akdemir H., Kilic H., Karalezli A., HASANOĞLU H. C.

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.37, no.3, pp.113-115, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/etd.2015.8518
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.113-115
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


Reactive airway dysfunction syndrome (RADS) is a disease that causes bronchial hyper-reactivity with asthma-like symptoms within 24 hours, and it causes high-level irritant exposure in patients who did not have any previous lung disease. In general, the patient's radiological findings are normal, although some changes are often seen. Pulmonary edema is rarely seen radiologically. In a 43-year-old female patient's thorax computed tomography (CT) scan after the inhalation of a mixture of hydrochloric acid and sodium hypochloride, ground glass opacities, which implies bilaterally pulmonary edema, are detected. This case is presented because RADS is rarely accompanied by pulmonary edema.