Mountain Sickness (cont.)
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Acute altitude sickness may be associated with any combination of the following symptoms:
People with acute altitude sickness often attribute their symptoms to other causes such as an uncomfortable bed, bad food, or a hangover. However, it is important to recognize that these symptoms may indicate a high altitude illness.
pulmonary edema (HAPE), an advanced form of acute altitude sickness, causes the following progression of symptoms:
Onset of HAPE can be gradual or sudden. HAPE typically occurs after more than one day spent at high altitude.
High altitude cerebral edema (HACE) can begin with confusion.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/10/2014
Eric A Nazziola, MD
John Lafleur, MD
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