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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Farima Kahe M.D. [2]

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Chest X Ray

  • There are no x-ray findings associated with altitude sickness. However, an x-ray may be helpful in the diagnosis of complications of altitude sickness, which include:[1]
    • Patchy alveolar infiltrates, predominantly in the right central hemithorax
  • Asymmetric pattern of airspace consolidation
  • Few Kerley lines

References

  1. Paralikar SJ (May 2012). "High altitude pulmonary edema-clinical features, pathophysiology, prevention and treatment". Indian J Occup Environ Med. 16 (2): 59–62. doi:10.4103/0019-5278.107066. PMC 3617508. PMID 23580834.



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