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2 Possible Causes for Crisis Precipitated by High Altitude Exposure

  • High Altitude Pulmonary Hypertension

    BACKGROUND: High-altitude pulmonary hypertension (HAPH) is a public health problem in mountainous areas of the world. Treatment options for this condition are unsatisfactory. Recent interest in use of selective phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors for pulmonary hypertension has suggested a possible role for[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Altitude Sickness

    Exposure to the hypoxia at high altitude may precipitate a sickle cell crisis among those patients with sickle cell anemia.[emedicine.com] altitude and experience problems.[emedicine.com] […] sickle cell anemia probably already know about their disease, but those with only sickle cell trait may be unaware of the problem and, therefore, are more likely to go to high[emedicine.com]

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