Pro: Headache should be a required symptom for the diagnosis of acute mountain sickness.

@article{Roach2011ProHS,
  title={Pro: Headache should be a required symptom for the diagnosis of acute mountain sickness.},
  author={Robert C. Roach and Bengt Kayser and Peter H Hackett},
  journal={High altitude medicine & biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={21-2; discussion 29}
}
The diagnosis of acute mountain sickness (AMS) continues to pose problems to altitude sojourners, physicians, and researchers because of its subjective nature relying essentially on a subject’s appreciation of the presence and severity of symptoms (Roach and Kayser, 2007). Even though AMS is characterized by an ensemble of symptoms (Hackett and Roach, 2001), headache has been recognized as its key symptom at least since Ravenhill’s description in 1911 (Ravenhill, 1913). He described the… CONTINUE READING
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