A patient is a known case of acute pancreatitis develops breathlessness, bilateral basal crepitation on day 4 and chest radiography as shown in the image below. What will be the diagnosis?
Answer- b. ARDS
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a type of respiratory failure characterized by the rapid onset of widespread inflammation in the lungs.
Bilateral opacities on chest imaging (chest radiograph or CT) not explained by other lung pathology (e.g. effusion, lobar/lung collapse, or nodule.)