Acute respiratory failure is a condition that happens fast. It is an emergency and needs to be treated right away.
Symptoms may depend on the cause and on the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your child's blood.
Trouble breathing is the main symptom of acute respiratory failure.
These symptoms may be an emergency. Do not wait to see if the symptoms will go away. Get help right away. Call 911.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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