High-altitude headache and acute mountain sickness.

  title={High-altitude headache and acute mountain sickness.},
  author={Francisco Javier Carod-Artal},
  volume={29 9},
INTRODUCTION Headache is the most common complication associated with exposure to high altitude, and can appear as an isolated high-altitude headache (HAH) or in conjunction with acute mountain sickness (AMS). The purpose of this article is to review several aspects related to diagnosis and treatment of HAH. DEVELOPMENT HAH occurs in 80% of all individuals at altitudes higher than 3000 meters. The second edition of ICHD-II includes HAH in the chapter entitled "Headaches attributed to disorder… CONTINUE READING
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