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The effect of high altitude on platelet counts, thrombopoietin and erythropoietin levels in young Bolivian airmen visiting the Andes.

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Recognition of thrombosis as a complication of exposure to high altitude has stimulated interest in rheological changes resulting from hypobaric hypoxia. Previous studies of platelet counts at high altitude have yielded conflicting results and have not been studied in conjunction with potential mediating cytokines. We studied the effects of high-altitude exposure on platelet numbers, thrombopoietin (tpo) and erythropoietin (epo) levels in man. A group of 28 volunteers from the Bolivian Airfor...

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10.1007/s004840050120

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Paediatrics, Biomedical Research Centre
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Journal:
International journal of biometeorology
Volume:
43
Issue:
2
Pages:
85-90
Publication date:
1999-10-05
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EISSN:
1432-1254
ISSN:
0020-7128
URN:
uuid:1f504aa5-09d8-4a78-bcde-a712f28f6371
Source identifiers:
122306
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pubs:122306

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