High-altitude haematology: Quechua-Aymara comparisons.

  title={High-altitude haematology: Quechua-Aymara comparisons.},
  author={Jérôme Arnaud and J. C. Quilici and Gilles Rivi{\`e}re},
  journal={Annals of human biology},
  volume={8 6},
Haematological studies have been carried out at various altitudes between 450 m and 4800 m, on two separate human groups (Quechuas and Aymaras) living in South America. Changes in the haematological parameters do not develop linearly in relation to the attitude. Th impact of chronic hypoxia on erythropoiesis is greater above 3000 m. The haemogram varies quantitatively and not qualitatively (mean corpuscular volume and mean haemoglobin concentration remain constant). The haematological study… CONTINUE READING

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