Monday, January 25, 2016
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The next day, you see one of his coworkers in the emergency department. Apparently, there was an explosion at the facility; the coworker wasn't injured by anything, but developed cough and dyspnea. His initial chest X ray is clear. You admit him to the hospital, but over the next few days, he develops a severe pneumonitis with hypoxia and respiratory failure. His X-ray is consistent with ARDS.
Challenge: What is the cause of both these presentations?
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