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Mountain Sickness (cont.)

Altitude Sickness Pictures

Andes Mountains, Peru, October 2000.
Andes Mountains, Peru, October 2000. Click to view larger image.

 High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE). Image courtesy Dr Peter Hackett.
High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE). Image courtesy Dr Peter Hackett. Click to view larger image.

Hyperbaric treatment at 4250 m in a Gamow bag.
Hyperbaric treatment at 4250 m in a Gamow bag. Click to view larger image.

Medically reviewed by Joseph Palermo, DO; American Osteopathic Board Certified Internal Medicine

REFERENCE:

MedscapeReference. Altitude Illness - Cerebral Syndromes.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/10/2014
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