When is mechanical ventilation indicated in the management of aspiration pneumonia or chemical pneumonitis?

Updated: Aug 15, 2018
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Mechanical ventilation may be required in severe cases of chemical pneumonitis that cause acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and in respiratory insufficiency due to aspiration pneumonia.


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