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aetiology of type 2 respiratory failure

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Type 2 respiratory failure occurs in conditions which cause alveolar hypoventilation, for example, where there is:

  • a reduced ventilatory effort
  • increased dead space
  • increased carbon dioxide production
  • a combination of these

Type 2 respiratory failure may be acute or chronic.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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