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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

CT scan may be helpful in the diagnosis of complications of altitude sickness pulmonary edema and it shows patchy alveolar infiltrates, predominantly in the right central hemithorax.

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  • There are no CT scan findings associated with altitude sickness. However, a CT scan may be helpful in the diagnosis of complications of altitude sickness pulmonary edema, which include:[1][2]
    • Patchy alveolar infiltrates, predominantly in the right central hemithorax


References

  1. Maggiorini, M (2006). "High altitude-induced pulmonary oedema". Cardiovascular Research. 72 (1): 41–50. doi:10.1016/j.cardiores.2006.07.004. ISSN 0008-6363.
  2. Bärtsch P (January 1999). "High altitude pulmonary edema". Med Sci Sports Exerc. 31 (1 Suppl): S23–7. PMID 9924726.



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