Turk J Emerg Med

High-altitude illness: Management approach.

Yazılma zamanı 23/11/2019
Aksel G, Çorbacıoğlu ŞK, Özen C

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High-altitude illness: Management approach.

Turk J Emerg Med. 2019 Oct;19(4):121-126

Authors: Aksel G, Çorbacıoğlu ŞK, Özen C

Abstract

In high altitudes, usually above 2500 m, travelers are faced with decreased partial pressure of oxygen along with decreased barometric pressure. High-altitude illness, a syndrome of acute mountain sickness, high-altitude cerebral edema and high-altitude pulmonary edema, occurs due to the hypobaric hypoxia when there is inadequate acclimatization. This review provides detailed information about pathophysiology, clinical features, prevention and treatment strategies for high-altitude illness according to the current literature.

PMID: 31687609 [PubMed]