Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia


A case report of high altitude sickness with features of acute mountain sickness (AMS), high altitude cerebral edema (HACE) and high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE)


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Author Details: Asif Iqbal, Samiullah Majoo

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-4994

Print ISSN : 2394-4781

Article First Page : 131

Article End Page : 133


Abstract

High altitude sickness comprises of acute mountain sickness (AMS) high altitude cereberal edema (HACE) and high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) its incidence is 0.1- 4%. It occurs at an altitude of above 2500meters with rapid accent without acclimitisation. We present a case report of a 22 year old male who had gone for pilgrimage at high altitude with rapid accent to a altitude of more than 3590m developed high altitude sickness with features of HAPE and HACE .He was treated with steroids and invasive mechanical ventilation ventilation and supportive care, responded well and was discharged after full recovery without any sequelea.

Key words
High altitude pulmonary edema, High altitude cereberal edema, invasive mechanical ventillation. acclimitization