RAY F. FITCH
Mountain sickness is a term applied to the various forms of symptomatic physiologic adaptation and maladaptation to medium altitudes. Synonyms include Monge's disease, soroche, and altitude sickness. Hypoxia appears to be the fundamental factor responsible for the development of a spectrum of physiologic responses (1, 2). Forms of this disorder have been classified as acute, subacute, and chronic (3, 4). One of the acute forms, acute high altitude pulmonary edema, has been rather extensively studied in recent years (5-7). Chronic mountain sickness in man and brisket disease in cattle are recognized entities of a more chronic variety (8-10).
FITCH RF. Mountain Sickness: A Cerebral Form. Ann Intern Med. 1964;60:871–876. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-5-871
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(5):871-876.
Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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