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Delayed appearance of high altitude retinal hemorrhages


Barthelmes, D; Bosch, M M; Merz, T M; Petrig, B L; Truffer, F; Bloch, K E; Holmes, T A; Cattin, P; Hefti, U; Sellner, M; Sutter, F K P; Maggiorini, M; Landau, K (2011). Delayed appearance of high altitude retinal hemorrhages. PLoS ONE, 6(2):e11532.

Abstract

When closely examined, a very large amount of climbers exhibit retinal hemorrhages during exposure to high altitudes. The incidence of retinal hemorrhages may be greater than previously appreciated as a definite time lag was observed between highest altitude reached and development of retinal bleeding. Retinal hemorrhages should not be considered warning signs of impending severe altitude illness due to their delayed appearance.

When closely examined, a very large amount of climbers exhibit retinal hemorrhages during exposure to high altitudes. The incidence of retinal hemorrhages may be greater than previously appreciated as a definite time lag was observed between highest altitude reached and development of retinal bleeding. Retinal hemorrhages should not be considered warning signs of impending severe altitude illness due to their delayed appearance.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Ophthalmology Clinic
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Pneumology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:21 Mar 2011 07:47
Last Modified:04 Jul 2016 13:08
Publisher:Public Library of Science (PLoS)
ISSN:1932-6203
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0011532
PubMed ID:21379571
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-47651

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