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A case of HAPE on K2 and literature review.
Adv Exp Med Biol. 2010; 662:127-32.AE

Abstract

HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) is a serious and fatal disease in mountains. Early diagnosis and immediate descent are important for successful treatment. One of the authors (GS), who was healthy and a well trained climber, participated in the expedition to K2 (8611 m) in 2006 and developed HAPE. Under the severe environmental condition, it was difficult to evaluate his condition in its early stage. The earliest symptoms were nonspecific for HAPE as reported in many papers. Neither had he suffered from HAPE on the previous expeditions. These facts probably delayed the diagnosis in spite of its typical onset. This is a rare case report by a medical doctor who suffered from HAPE. The present case may remind the climbers of the difficulties in diagnosing HAPE on a mountain.

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Department of Medicine, Tokai University Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo 151-0053, Japan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20204782

Citation

Sasao, Gen, et al. "A Case of HAPE On K2 and Literature Review." Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol. 662, 2010, pp. 127-32.
Sasao G, Nagai A, Iwamoto T, et al. A case of HAPE on K2 and literature review. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2010;662:127-32.
Sasao, G., Nagai, A., Iwamoto, T., Ichiwata, T., & Kuwahira, I. (2010). A case of HAPE on K2 and literature review. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 662, 127-32. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1241-1_18
Sasao G, et al. A Case of HAPE On K2 and Literature Review. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2010;662:127-32. PubMed PMID: 20204782.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A case of HAPE on K2 and literature review. AU - Sasao,Gen, AU - Nagai,Asuka, AU - Iwamoto,Tokuzen, AU - Ichiwata,Toshio, AU - Kuwahira,Ichiro, PY - 2010/3/6/entrez PY - 2010/3/6/pubmed PY - 2010/3/27/medline SP - 127 EP - 32 JF - Advances in experimental medicine and biology JO - Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. VL - 662 N2 - HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) is a serious and fatal disease in mountains. Early diagnosis and immediate descent are important for successful treatment. One of the authors (GS), who was healthy and a well trained climber, participated in the expedition to K2 (8611 m) in 2006 and developed HAPE. Under the severe environmental condition, it was difficult to evaluate his condition in its early stage. The earliest symptoms were nonspecific for HAPE as reported in many papers. Neither had he suffered from HAPE on the previous expeditions. These facts probably delayed the diagnosis in spite of its typical onset. This is a rare case report by a medical doctor who suffered from HAPE. The present case may remind the climbers of the difficulties in diagnosing HAPE on a mountain. SN - 0065-2598 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20204782/A_case_of_HAPE_on_K2_and_literature_review_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1241-1_18 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -