Transient pulmonary edema may develop after a neurologic event.
Features of neurogenic pulmonary edema:
(1) usually occurs within a few hours of a neurogenic event, but rarely may be delayed
(2) absence of other inciting cause
(3) requires an intact cervical spinal cord
(4) usually clears within a few days
Neurogenic events associated with neurogenic pulmonary edema include:
(2) head trauma
(4) intracranial hemorrhage
(3) bilateral infiltrate on chest X-ray
(1) aspiration pneumonia
(2) nosocomial pneumonia
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