Michael Lippmann

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Disorders Related to High Altitude (Acute Mountain Sickness, High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema, High-Altitude Cerebral Edema)

What every physician needs to know: Millions of people travel to high altitude every year for recreation, exploration, and work. Ascent to high altitude is associated with physiological changes that may manifest as altitude-related illness. Altitude-related illnesses range from acute mountain sickness, which is common and usually mild, to life-threatening high-altitude pulmonary edema and high-altitude…

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