Wilderness: Decompression Illness Topic Guide

Scuba Diving: Decompression Illness Scuba Diving: Decompression Illness: Decompression illness is a serious condtion that usually follows improper rapid changes in atmospheric pressure, such as with scuba diving. This serious condition, classified in two types, can affect:
  • muscles,
  • skin,
  • lymphatics,
  • brain,
  • ears, and
  • lungs.

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