[Pathology related to altitude: the experience on K2].
Authors: García del Moral R,Soto Blanco JM,Barranco Ruiz F,
Address: Servicio de Cuidados Críticos y Urgencias, Hospital Clínico Universitario San Cecilio, Granada, España. firstname.lastname@example.org
Journal: Med Intensiva.
Publication: 2006 Jun-Jul;30(5):232-5.
the Pathology related with the altitude is a common entity above 3000 m. It includes mild symptoms to severe illness such as cerebral or pulmonary edema. Cold-induced injuries may produce permanent tissue loss and surgical amputation. Recognition is made mainly through symptoms. Adequate treatment of these patients allows for rapid resolution of the symptoms and improves outcome.
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