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Respiratory response

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The respiratory response to a major burn at another site on the body is mediated through the blood-borne passage of inflammatory mediators. Agents such as thromboxane A2 cause bronchoconstriction and increase airway resistance. There is increased pulmonary artery blood flow and capillary leakage.

Consequently, there is a possibility of interstitial oedema and adult respiratory distress syndrome.

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