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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]

Overview

Laboratory findings consistent with the diagnosis of altitude sickness include increased the level of hemoglobin, hematocrit and blood urea nitrogen and decreased level of bicarbonate, creatinine and PCO2.

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References

  1. Shah MB, Braude D, Crandall CS, Kwack H, Rabinowitz L, Cumbo TA, Basnyat B, Bhasyal G (2006). "Changes in metabolic and hematologic laboratory values with ascent to altitude and the development of acute mountain sickness in Nepalese pilgrims". Wilderness Environ Med. 17 (3): 171–7. PMID 17078312.