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acute type 2 respiratory failure

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Possible causes include:

  • severe acute asthma - as the patient becomes exhausted type 2 respiratory failure occurs
  • acute epiglottitis
  • respiratory muscle paralysis; a number of aetiologies including Guillain-Barre syndrome

Last reviewed 01/2018

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