High altitude ataxia--its assessment and relevance.

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Ataxia at altitude is reviewed in relation to acute mountain sickness (AMS). The cause of ataxia occurring at altitude is unknown but may be hypoxia affecting basal ganglia and hindbrain activity. Ataxia is an important sign of high altitude cerebral edema (HACE) but is less well-established as a clinical feature of AMS. Assessment of ataxia is part of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.wem.2011.02.001

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