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Altitude-related illnesses.
Mayo Clin Proc. 1998 Oct; 73(10):988-92; quiz 992-3.MC

Abstract

Altitude-related illnesses are a frequent cause of morbidity and occasional mortality in travelers to high altitudes in the United States and throughout the world. The primary altitude illnesses are acute mountain sickness, high-altitude pulmonary edema, and high-altitude cerebral edema. The pathogenesis of these syndromes remains unclear despite considerable research. Altitude also has potential deleterious effects on common medical conditions including coronary artery disease, pulmonary disease, hemoglobinopathies, and pregnancy. Most of these problems are primarily preventable with appropriate information before travel. Education should include information about rate of ascent, diet, alcohol intake, physical activity, and preventive medications, including acetazolamide, nifedipine, and dexamethasone in selected circumstances.

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Division of Emergency Medical Services, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN 55905, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9787751

Citation

Klocke, D L., et al. "Altitude-related Illnesses." Mayo Clinic Proceedings, vol. 73, no. 10, 1998, pp. 988-92; quiz 992-3.
Klocke DL, Decker WW, Stepanek J. Altitude-related illnesses. Mayo Clin Proc. 1998;73(10):988-92; quiz 992-3.
Klocke, D. L., Decker, W. W., & Stepanek, J. (1998). Altitude-related illnesses. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 73(10), 988-92; quiz 992-3.
Klocke DL, Decker WW, Stepanek J. Altitude-related Illnesses. Mayo Clin Proc. 1998;73(10):988-92; quiz 992-3. PubMed PMID: 9787751.
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