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Archives of Public Health

, 75:4

Health Services Research


Acute mountain sickness is the commonest acute high altitude illness occurring at high altitude. Its prevalence is dependent on the ascent rate, altitude achieved, physical effort required to reach the target altitude and pharmacological intervention undertaken by the tourists visiting high altitude areas. This Letter to the Editor is an endeavour to re-emphasise the importance of all these factors affecting the prevalence of acute mountain sickness.

AbbreviationsAMSAcute mountain sickness

HAHigh altitude

LLSSLake Louise scoring system

Author: Gaurav Sikri - Srinivasa Bhattachar


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