high altitude cerebral edema

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A syndrome caused by rapid ascent of unacclimatised persons above 2000-2500 meters, which is attributed to vasogenic cerebral edema
Prevention Nifedipine, slow ascent to heights
Management Transport patient to a lower altitude

high al·ti·tude ce·re·bral e·de·ma

(hī al'ti-tūd ser'ĕ-brăl ĕ-dē'mă)
Brain swelling related to a fast ascent. Signs and symptoms may include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, ataxia, and altered mentation.
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High altitude cerebral edema (HACE) is an advanced and potentially fatal form of mountain sickness.
Severe consequences include high altitude pulmonary edema and high altitude cerebral edema, which are both medical emergencies.

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