Nephrology Book


High Altitude Edema

Aka: High Altitude Edema
  1. Definition
    1. Edema on ascending to altitudes over 2400 meters
  2. Related Conditions
    1. Acute Mountain Sickness
    2. High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
    3. High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)
  3. Epidemiology
    1. More common in women
  4. Signs
    1. Facial and Leg Edema
    2. Provoked by high salt diet
    3. Resolves with diuresis on altitude descent

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