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Altitude illness

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Summary points: Altitude related illness is rare at altitudes below 2500 metres but is common in travellers to 3500 metres or more. The occurrence is increased by a rapid gain in altitude and reduced by a slow ascent, allowing time for acclimatisation. For most travellers, altitude related illness is an unpleasant but self limiting and benign syndrome, consisting chiefly of headache, anorexia, and nausea. More severe forms of illness including cerebral or pulmonary oedema may occur and may be...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmj.326.7395.915

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Institution:
University of Leicester
Department:
Department of Child Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Paediatrics
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BMJ Publishing Group
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BMJ (British Medical Journal) More from this journal
Volume:
7395
Issue:
326
Pages:
915-919
Publication date:
2003-04-01
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1756-1833
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English
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ora:2384
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2008-10-10

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