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Mountain Sickness, Acute


Synonyms of Mountain Sickness, Acute
  • Acosta's Disease
  • Acute High Altitude Sickness
  • AMS
  • High Altitude Illness
  • Hypoxia, Mountain Sickness (Acute)
  • Mareo
  • Puna
  • Soroche

Disorder Subdivisions

  • HACE
  • HAPE
  • High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)
  • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)


General Discussion
Acute Mountain Sickness is a group of symptoms that may occur in some people who ascend rapidly to altitudes higher than 8200 ft. (2500 m). Major symptoms may include headaches, nausea, vomiting, and insomnia.



Organizations related to Mountain Sickness, Acute
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