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Acute Mountain Sickness 

Acute Mountain Sickness
Chapter:
Acute Mountain Sickness
Source:
Acute Care Casebook
Author(s):

Nathaniel R. Mann

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190865412.003.0009

Altitude-related illness takes many forms, including cerebral edema, pulmonary edema, mountain sickness, and other conditions. Fatigue, dehydration, carbon monoxide poisoning, infections, and other illnesses can mimic or confound these processes. This chapter discusses common symptoms and treatments for high altitude cerebral edema, with a focus on practical management in field environments.

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