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High Altitude Brain Swelling Evaluation
Additional physical findings in someone with high altitude cerebral edema may include:
- Face swelling
- Hand swelling (bilateral)
- Rapid heart rate
- Rapid breathing rate
Usually, tests are not necessary to make the diagnosis of high altitude cerebral edema.
Tests that may be used to evaluate high altitude cerebral edema include:
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PubMed High Altitude Brain Swelling References
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- Gertsch JH, Basnyat B, Johnson EW, Onopa J, Holck PS. Randomised, double blind, placebo controlled comparison of ginkgo biloba and acetazolamide for prevention of acute mountain sickness among Himalayan trekkers: the prevention of high altitude illness trial (PHAIT). BMJ. 2004 Apr 3;328(7443):797.