Incidence and risk factors associated with acute mountain sickness in children trekking on Jade Mountain, Taiwan.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a pathophysiological symptom complex that occurs in high-altitude areas. The incidence of AMS on Jade Mountain, the highest peak in Taiwan (3952 m), has been reported to be ∼36%. There is a lack of data in children trekking at altitude in Taiwan. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence, risk… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/jtm/tav008

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