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Acute high-altitude illness.
Am Fam Physician. 1988 Sep; 38(3):135-44.AF

Abstract

Acute high-altitude illness usually occurs at elevations of 8,000 ft or more, is more common than is generally appreciated and is often confused with other disorders. The acute forms of high-altitude illness include acute mountain sickness, high-altitude pulmonary edema, high-altitude cerebral edema and high-altitude retinal hemorrhage. These illnesses often occur simultaneously and in severe forms can be fatal. Gradual ascent and acetazolamide help prevent acute mountain sickness and high-altitude pulmonary edema. The definitive treatment for all forms of high-altitude illness is descent to a lower altitude.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Silas B. Hays Army Community Hospital, Fort Ord, California.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

3046265

Citation

Jacobson, N D.. "Acute High-altitude Illness." American Family Physician, vol. 38, no. 3, 1988, pp. 135-44.
Jacobson ND. Acute high-altitude illness. Am Fam Physician. 1988;38(3):135-44.
Jacobson, N. D. (1988). Acute high-altitude illness. American Family Physician, 38(3), 135-44.
Jacobson ND. Acute High-altitude Illness. Am Fam Physician. 1988;38(3):135-44. PubMed PMID: 3046265.
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