Acute mountain sickness in children at 2835 meters.

  title={Acute mountain sickness in children at 2835 meters.},
  author={Michael Theis and Benjamin Honigman and Ray Yip and David McBride and Charles S. Houston and Lorna Grindlay Moore},
  journal={American journal of diseases of children},
  volume={147 2},
OBJECTIVE Acute mountain sickness has been described in adults but little is known concerning its occurrence in children. Our objective was to determine the incidence of acute mountain sickness in children. METHODS A survey questionnaire was completed by 558 children (aged 9 to 14 years) after they ascended from 1600 to 2835 m and from 405 similarly aged children after travel at sea level. RESULTS Three or more of the following symptoms in the high-altitude setting were considered as the… CONTINUE READING