Cerebral form of high-altitude illness.

Abstract

Twelve cases of severe altitude illness are reported in which the neurological signs and symptoms dominated the clinical picture. Pulmonary oedema, retinal haemorrhage, thrombophlebitis and pulmonary embolism, bronchopneumonia, and coronary-artery disease were also present in several of the patients but the primary problem seems to have been cerebral oedema… (More)

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