Chest pain in six Taiwanese teenagers at high altitudes

Chih Hung Lo, Wei Fong Kao, Chorng Kuang How, Li Hua Li, Ding Kuo Chien, Yu Hui Chiu

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Abstract

Although severe, life-threatening high-altitude pulmonary edema(HAPE) is relatively rare, subclinical or very mild HAPE occurs at altitudes of 2500–3000 m.1 It is important to determine whether teenagers complaining of chest discomfort while they are on mountains have HAPE and quantify of the severity of illness.
Unfortunately, there is a paucity of literature focusing on the clinical management of such cases.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbertaac050
JournalJournal of Travel Medicine
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 20 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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