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4. Risk Factors

People who are already critically ill in the hospital are most likely to develop acute respiratory distress syndrome as a complication of their existing condition. Those with an infection in their bloodstream (sepsis) are at an especially high risk of developing the condition. People with long-term alcoholism have a greater chance of getting ARDS than the rest of the population. Fatalities are also more common to this demographic.

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