Role of genetic factors in the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome

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Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is not a genetic disease, but gene polymorphism influences the susceptibility, severity and prognosis of ARDS. It has been reported that the polymorphism of genes, such as angiotensin-converting enzyme and extracellular superoxide dismutase 3 genes, is related to ARDS. Research on the gene polymorphism of ARDS is currently in the preclinical stage, but it develops fast, In the future, ARDS-related gene polymorphism may play an important role in identifying susceptibility risk, assessing prognosis revealing new etiology and pathophysiological mechanisms, and optimizing diagnosis and treatment.

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