Treatment of chronic mountain sickness: critical reappraisal of an old problem.

@article{RiveraCh2007TreatmentOC,
  title={Treatment of chronic mountain sickness: critical reappraisal of an old problem.},
  author={Maria C Rivera-Ch and Fabiola L{\'e}on-Velarde and Luis Huicho},
  journal={Respiratory physiology & neurobiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={158 2-3},
  pages={251-65}
}
A review is made on the different treatment strategies essayed to date in the management of chronic mountain sickness (CMS). After a brief presentation of the epidemiology and of the pathophysiological mechanisms proposed for explaining the disease, the advantages and drawbacks of the different treatment approaches are discussed, along with their pathopysiological rationale. A particular emphasis is dedicated to the scientific foundations underlying the development of acetazolamide and… CONTINUE READING

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