Acute mountain sickness.

  title={Acute mountain sickness.},
  author={A. Dickson Wright and Ronald F. Fletcher},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  volume={63 737},
Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a clinical syndrome occurring in otherwise healthy normal individuals who ascend rapidly to high altitude. Symptoms develop over a period ofa few hours or days. The usual symptoms include headache, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, lethargy, unsteadiness of gait, undue dyspnoea on moderate exertion and interrupted sleep. AMS is unrelated to physical fitness, sex or age except that young children over two years of age are unduly susceptible. One of the striking… CONTINUE READING


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