altitude disease


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al·ti·tude sick·ness

a syndrome caused by low inspired oxygen pressure (as at high altitude) and characterized by nausea, headache, dyspnea, malaise, and insomnia; in severe instances, pulmonary edema and adult respiratory distress syndrome can occur; Synonym(s): Acosta disease, mountain sickness, puna, soroche
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West, "English translation of "Nomenclature, classification, and diagnostic criteria of high altitude disease in China"," High Altitude Medicine & Biology, vol.
They have to face very difficult conditions such as temperature fluctuation, mountain malaise and injuries due to loose volcanic stones, exposing them to harder conditions than those admitted by international norms and thus, to adverse reactions such as injuries and Acute High Altitude Diseases [12,13].
Rathat et al suggested a test to identify high risk subjects for high altitude diseases (Rathat et al., 1992).