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Lake Louise Acute Mountain Sickness Score

Aka: Lake Louise Acute Mountain Sickness Score
  1. See Also
    1. High Altitude Related-Conditions
    2. High Altitude Sickness (Acute Mountain Sickness)
    3. High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)
    4. High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
    5. Portable Hyperbaric Chamber (Gamow Bag)
  2. Criteria: Headache
    1. Score 0: No Headache
    2. Score 1: Mild Headache
    3. Score 2: Moderate Headache
    4. Score 3: Severe, incapacitating Headache
  3. Criteria: Gastrointestinal
    1. Score 0: Good appetite
    2. Score 1: Poor appetite or Nausea
    3. Score 2: Moderate Nausea or Vomiting
    4. Score 3: Severe, incapacitating Nausea and Vomiting
  4. Criteria: Fatigue or Weakness
    1. Score 0: Not tired or weak
    2. Score 1: Mild Fatigue or weakness
    3. Score 2: Moderate Fatigue or weakness
    4. Score 3: Severe, incapacitating Fatigue or weakness
  5. Criteria: Dizziness or Light Headedness
    1. Score 0: No Dizziness or light headedness
    2. Score 1: Mild Dizziness or light headedness
    3. Score 2: Moderate Dizziness or light headedness
    4. Score 3: Severe Dizziness or light headedness
  6. Interpretation
    1. Total Score 3 to 5
      1. Mild Acute Mountain Sickness
    2. Total Score 6 to 9
      1. Moderate Acute Mountain Sickness
    3. Total Score 10 to 12
      1. Severe Acute Mountain Sickness
  7. References
    1. Roach (2018) High Alt Med Biol 19(1):4-6 +PMID: 29583031 [PubMed]

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