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A 75-year-old man with prostate hyperplasia and urinary retention has been hospitalized for spiking fever, tachypnea, and dyspnea. Physical examination shows bilateral inspiratory crackles. A chest radiograph shows bilateral interstitial and alveolar infiltrates. An arterial blood gas shows severe hypoxemia and respiratory acidosis. Blood culture revealed growth of Escherichia coli. The lung pathology in this patient would be characterized by which feature?

a) Collections of macrophages in alveolar lumen
b) Hyaline membranes lining the alveoli
c) Multiple pulmonary infarcts
d) Pooling of neutrophils in alveolar lumen
e) Thick mucus plugs in bronchioles
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septicemia--> ARDS--->hyaline membrane formation..B
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yup, the correct answer is b) Hyaline membranes lining the alveoli
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