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The primary cause of SARS-Cov-2 mortality is acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Which statement(s) is/are true of ARDS ? Check all answers that apply.

○ Surfactant cells (type II alveolar cells) may be infected with SARS-CoV-2 which leads to alveolar deterioration.
○ It is associated with hypoxia.
○ White blood cells such as macrophages and lymphocytes may be infected by SARS-Cov-2 and release excess cytokines, leading to a cytokine storm.
○ Tissue repair leads to fibrosis and stiff lungs.
○ Airways experience bronchodilation.

 

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